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    Post How to use silverlight

    I am new to silverlight, so i don't know the use of silverlight in vb.net.

    please help me by basic sample.

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    Judging by the fact that your profile says .NET 3.5, I'm guessing that you're using VB 2008. If you haven't paid for a full edition of VS then you'll need to use Visual Web Developer Express rather than VB Express because Silverlight is considered a web technology. You can install the development tools for Silverlight 3 into Visual Web Developer 2008.

    Download Silverlight 3 Tools from Official Microsoft Download Center

    If you want to develop for Silverlight 4 then you'll need Visual Web Developer 2010 and the appropriate developer tools.

    Download Silverlight 4 Tools from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Note that Visual Web Developer 2010 includes support for Silverlight 3 by default. Unless you have a specific reason not to, I'd suggest going for the latest and getting VS 2012. VS 2012 Express for Web is free and supports Silverlight 4 and 5 by default.

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    Here's a Silverlight tutorial:

    Silverlight 2 End to End Tutorial: Building a Search Client - ScottGu's Blog

    It was written for Silverlight 2 and C# but all the Silverlight stuff should still work in later versions and most of the code will be XAML, which doesn't change whether you're using VB or C#. The C# code sections should be fairly small and simple to convert to VB and you can always ask here if you have issues.

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