Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Silver Light - Downloads

Silverlight Downloads:



Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Tools


Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008


·          The add-on to create Silverlight applications using .NET and Silverlight 2 Beta 1 and for creating Silverlight 1.0 Web sites with Visual Studio 2008.

·          This install also installs the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Runtime and the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 SDK.

·          Visual Studio 2008 Standard or above is required.

·          It provides a Silverlight project system for developing Silverlight applications using C# or Visual Basic.
This package is an add-on to the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 to provide tooling for Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 1.

This download will install the following:


  • Silverlight 2 Beta 1 (Runtime)
  • Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1 (The below one)
  • KB949325 for Visual Studio 2008
  • Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008



Silverlight 2 Beta 1 SDK


·          Skip if the above is installed.

·          If you are not installing the Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 which includes the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 SDK, you can download this SDK to create Silverlight Web experiences that target Silverlight 2 Beta 1.

·          The SDK contains documentation, samples and other tools for building Silverlight 2 applications. You can also download the source code and unit tests for some of the Silverlight Controls.


Expression Blend 2.5 Preview


A preview version of Expression Blend for designing Silverlight 2 experiences.


Installation Instructions:


·          Install the .NET Framework 3.5 first before you install Expression Blend 2.5.

·          Install Silverlight 2 Beta 1

·          Install Expression Blend 2.5 March 2008 Preview (25 megabytes)



Deep Zoom Composer

This tool allows you to prepare your own images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 2.



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