There's a lot of Silverlight in the air right now. I haven't seen the 'net abuzz like this since FutureSplash Animator. ;)
I've been collecting links to samples out there. Since Silverlight is all text (XAML, JS, etc) there's a whole world of copy/pasting out there just waiting for us (developers) to create Green and Purple blinking abominations like we did with Visual Basic 3.
I'm enjoying XAML, but I'm not at the point where I'll do it all in a text editor like Chris Sells or all in black and white like Charles Petzold, so I'll stick with using Expression to draw my XAML for now. I've also I haven't gotten my brain around the object model yet...I can't remember who said it, I think it was Bret, but they said it, and they are awesome:
"Drawing with code is like painting over the phone.
Here's links to some of the choicest samples that I've been viciously copy/pasting from after Getting Started and viewing the screencasts and the Silverlight Comparison Chart from Alexander Strauss:
- Lutz's Silverlight
- DLR/Dynamic Silverlight Samples
- Silverlight Gallery
- Sam Ruby's Silverlight Workbench
- This side-by-side demonstration will likely only work in FireFox with Silverlight for now, and Sam talks about why. He's created a client-side SVG to XAML Converter. It's a start, and clearly a harbinger of things to come.
- The Fantasy Baseball demo and source from the Mix Keynote
I'm sure the coming months are going to bring lots of good samples. I also want to dig into OpenLaszlo, JavaFX, and Apollo, as well as Flex. Does anyone have contact info for Ted on Flex? I'd like to do a show on Flex for Hanselminutes.