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Silverlight Tools For Visual Studio  

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Learn the internal details of these critical components of the tools required for Silverlight development. Understand the elements in the VS 2008 Silverlight Templates (including the Silverlight compliant WCF template) -- learn the what and why of assembly references, project files and project property settings. Understand the Silverlight Developer Runtime and the contents of the Silverlight 2 SDK (documentation, libraries and development tools). The better you understand the tools that you have to work with, the more efficient a developer you can be.

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Cal Schrotenboer

Cal is a C# developer with experience in building Windows Forms application front ends for SQL Server databases. He also teaches programming classes (Silverlight, WPF, Expression Blend, Advanced C#, WCF, ASP.NET, VSTO, Powershell, SQL Server 2008) at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and Microsoft Network Administration (MCSE) classes at Mission College in Santa Clara. He has done five MSDN Webcasts on various WPF topics and has spoken to User Groups and Code Camps throughout California about WPF and Silverlight. His Foothill College Silverlight, WPF and Expression Blend classes were likely the first college level classes in these topics available anywhere. He has written several articles on Silverlight for Microsoft, most of which have been published on Cal maintains a WPF blog at His outside interests include travel and photography ( Cal has a sample XBAP application available at and sample Silverlight applications at, and
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