Silverlight 4 Resources


There are several resources to help you get up to speed with the Silverlight 4 including videos, screencasts, hands on labs, feature samples, and blog posts from the Microsoft Silverlight teams. I recommend starting with the Channel 9 video since it pulls everything together and provides a great starting point for Silverlight, and then branching out from there depending on your interests. I have listed these below, but before diving into the Silverlight 4, you will need to install some tools. You can find the instructions and tools at this link.

Training Kit

Silverlight TV on Channel 9 – Go behind the scenes at Microsoft with John Papa and learn what the Silverlight product team is dreaming up next. See exclusive interviews with the Silverlight product team, watch how community leaders are using Silverlight to solve real problems, and keep up with the latest happenings with Silverlight. Catch the inside scoop on Silverlight with Silverlight TV!

Hands-on Labs – 5 hands-on labs that guide you step-by-step in creating applications that highlight some of the great new features in Silverlight.

Building Business Applications with Silverlight 4 – This course covers many key scenarios that are faced when building business applications and shows how Silverlight 4 can help address them. Topics range from right click, context menus, WCF RIA Services, MEF, navigation, RichTextBox, implicit styles, webcam, DataGrid features, validation, drop targets, several out of browser features in depth, and much more. You can find this course at


Training Screencast Videos – Several training videos guide you through the new Silverlight features! You can find these videos and the source code for their sample applications at


You can gain more insight by reading the post about Silverlight on these blogs or on Twitter:


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