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Packaging Silverlight Applications

This post is part of a series called Silverlight for Beginners.
An Introduction to Microsoft Silverlight 4 – Part 2
Silverlight and XAML

Silverlight applications are simple in that there’s an HTML page that launches the plug-in and a packaging file format (XAP) for the code and resources themselves. Here, we take a quick look at how those applications are packaged and how we go from HTML page to running Silverlight code on the screen and also talk a little around how to include your own class libraries and resources such as images, videos, etc.

What's Covered?

Here's a quick breakdown of what's covered in this screencast:

  • The XAP format
  • Running your app
  • Publishing your app to a web page / embedding the app in a web page (either ASPX or HTML)
  • Using multiple projects in one solution (separate projects for application proper and class library)
  • Using server-based images (external images) inside the app
  • Embedding images inside the XAP (two ways)

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Useful Links

Mike Taulty Microsoft (UK): http://mtaulty.com: mtaulty@microsoft.com: twitter.com/mtaulty

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