In Silverlight, you generate your user interface (UI) elements by means of Extensible Markup Language (XAML). To write XAML, you can utilize a visual design tool, for instance, Expression Blend, or you can use Visual Studio. This walkthrough demonstrates you how to construct a simple clock in Silverlight by using Expression Blend and Visual Studio. The following design shows the clock that you will create.
If you use Expression Blend, the graphics are twisted visually in the designer. If using Visual Studio, the graphics are produced using XAML code. After creating the graphics in the clock will attach animations and logic to make the clock work.
You need the following components to complete this tutorial :
- Expression Blend 4 (optional).
- Visual Studio 2010.
- Silverlight 4.