One Man’s Guide To Silverlight Nirvana



Every day (honest) I am asked for a path through the learning material, even though the Getting Started page offers an explicit path. And that is not surprising. We all have our own way of learning. Here is the path that I personally tend to suggest to most Silverlight neophytes.

Path of quick learning: 

Go to Getting started and get all the links shown here


Then watch the video on the same page on getting started.


Once Set UP, Writing Programs

Read this tutorial on interface controls.

Watch [forthcoming] this video on why I made the switch to coding with Silverlight and Blend and how powerfully they work together, and then watch watch these “How Do I” videos on Blend for Programmers:  Part 1 Part2 Part3  and/or read this tutorial 


Next, it’s time to focus on this video on data and then this tutorial on creating n-tier applications CrossDomainand data binding.

Follow that with a great video on  Cross Domain issues and then read up on user controls which you can supplement with this video on keyboard input followed by this video on user controls.

Styles and Templates

You may  then want to read my tutorial and watch my videos on Styles and Templates (to be posted in the next week or two) or check out Karen Corby’s excellent 4 part series on the subject.


After all that you can pretty much move freely among the other tutorials and videos.

Best of luck

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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