It’s day 2 of my post! Sorry for the very delayed post of my 7 day series of Windows Phone 7 due to busy week on developing an application in Windows Phone 7 and being invited to different schools for Windows Phone 7.
Now it’s day 2 of my introduction. As I normally say to my audience, Silverlight 4 is released last May 2010 but the framework that Windows Phone 7 will be using is only Silverlight 3. So when there is an instance that we want to use the features of Silverlight 4 like TextTrimming, well it’s not yet supported yet in WP7.
Silverlight 3 is the core framework for developing productivity tools, simple silverlight games, etc. It’s framework is purely based from Silverlight 3 framework but there were some enhancements for phone features of course. It’s good to learn Silverlight too when you are interested in developing further in Windows Phone 7 because you’re not only capable of developing applications in Web or Desktop but you also get to develop in the Mobile world! Learning Silverlight is easy! With the help of MSDN, MVP blogs, and PM Blogs you can easily have a jumpstart knowledge on how to develop your own Silverlight application. Silverlight API is so small compared to other frameworks that you Microsoft has. So starting as a Silverlight application will be a good start then advancing to other frameworks like WPF and ASP.NET.
Enough of the introduction. Let’s start the Silverlight tour in Windows Phone 7! Continue reading