Over the next few weeks I'll be creating a number of How Do I videos on Silverlight 1.1. There are a number of reasons why I'm making this departure, including,
Multiple requests from developers who would like a little help getting started with the alpha version
Curiosity about the differences in building 1.1 vs. 1.0 applications and
…the real reason: I am scheduled to give a presentation on Silverlight 1.1 at Tech Ed in November, and I'd like to be a good bit more comfortable with programming in 1.0 and 1.1 by then.
It turns out, of course, that the hard part is just getting started. Once you write your first Silverlight 1.1 application, the rest is easy.
In fact, my first video on the subject will be on porting a 1.0 application (drag and drop) to 1.1 and comparing the differences. I won't make you wait, here's what I found
The XAML is identical
The code is type safe and object oriented, just like you want it to be
If you know 1.0 it is shockingly easy to code in 1.1
So now it is on to new challenges in 1.1 while I eagerly await the features that we'll be adding in coming months. I look forward to your feedback about these videos before I return to 1.0 and explore the relationships between Silverlight and AJAX.