.NET Framework 4
The .NET Framework provides you with the
basic components that allow applications
like Expression Blend to install and run.
You should install this first if you do not
have them already.
Expression Blend 4
For designing and developing Silverlight and
WPF applications, the only tool you really
need is Expression Blend. You get a fully
interactive artboard and design surface
along with a code editor for writing your C#
or Visual Basic code.
To actually view Silverlight content, both
ones you create as well as what others
create, you will need the Silverlight
Deep Zoom Composer
One of the cool features in Silverlight is
the ability to visualize large quantities of
image data. In order to do this, you will
need to prepare your images into the Deep
Zoom format, and Deep Zoom Composer allows
you to do just that.
Silverlight Toolkit (Optional)
The Silverlight Toolkit contains a lot of
controls developed by Microsoft that don't
always ship as a part of Silverlight or the
Required for Development Using Visual Studio
Visual Studio 2010
For developing and debugging Silverlight and
Visual Studio 2010.
4 Tools The Silverlight
Tools download is pretty much a giant bucket
of sorts containing everything you need to
get up and running for Silverlight
development. You get the developer runtime
and various patches and additions to allow
you to develop your Silverlight applications
in Visual Studio 2010.
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