Matthias Shapiro

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Liveblogging MIX 08: Creating a RIA in Microsoft Silverlight 2.0

Silverlight 2.0 had a Beta release today and I’m currently sitting in the second of two talks about creating rich internet applications with Silverlight. The talk is being done by Joe Stegman and Mike Harsh.

 The thing that I’m getting really excited about is the extent to which Silverlight 2.0 XAML actually looks and acts just like WPF XAML. I’ll start looking at Silverlight in the future and posting on it as I figure it out.

 If you are brave and daring, however, you can head over to Mike’s post on the talk where he links to all of the files his project is built on.

By the way, if you want to work with Silverlight in Visual Studio or Expression Blend (and I wouldn’t reccomend doing it any other way), you’ll need to download the Silverlight 2.0 Tools for Visual Studio 2008 and the Expression Blend 2.5 March Preview.

I’ve installed them and glanced at them and they are really cool… major steps forward for Silverlight.

 More later.

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