Posted 4 November 2009 Tweet
It’s now even easier to get started with the Silverlight Toolkit, an excellent complement to your Silverlight development environment. The latest Silverlight 3 release of the Silverlight Toolkit is now available on the Web PI. It is now the recommended way of getting the toolkit.
Here’s a link to the installer, if you don’t already have it on your system: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
Jump right to the toolkit install here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/install.aspx?appid=SilverlightToolkit
Or, a Twitter-friendly link: http://bit.ly/3eaT68
It’s quick and easy now to use the Silverlight Toolkit – no need to jump over to the CodePlex site.
Once starting the Web Platform Installer, you’ll find the Silverlight Toolkit under the ‘Web Platform’ tab, in the ‘Tools’ section:
The installation should only take a few seconds. Afterwards, you’ll find the controls inside Expression Blend 3, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 with the Silverlight Tools installed, and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.
In case you’ve never used the Silverlight Toolkit, it’s never too late to start. The following controls have been part of the Silverlight Toolkit development process. You can find out more about the quality bands here.
Jeff Wilcox is a software development engineer at Microsoft who leads exciting open source projects on the Windows Azure team. Jeff has been at Microsoft 8 years and is an alumnus of the University of Michigan.
Jeff leads the open source Windows Azure SDK and cross-platform command line tools development team at Microsoft. Offering tooling for OS X, Windows and Linux and SDKs for Node.js, Java, .NET, PHP, Python; the work is open source, licensed under the Apache 2 license.
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