Creating a Silverlight 2 Application by Combining Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2008
The final look and feel for those pages are seen in Figures 19 and 20.
Figure 19: The home page for the expenditure application
Figure 20: The summary of expenditure for the current month
You have seen what it takes to create a Silverlight application by using a combination of Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2008 SP1. You were able to use some creativity to design the forms and add a dash of color to the controls as well as the background.
In the next article, you will focus on Visual Studio 2008 completely to write a web service and then hook up the pages of the application to communicate with the backend SQL Server 2005/2008.
About the Author
M. Rajesh works as a Technical Expert in a leading software company in Chennai, India. He has around 14 years of expertise in the Microsoft platform and has worked since the days of MS-DOS and FoxPro. He was an MVP (Microsoft Valuable Professional) in .NET, Windows Shell, and Tablet PC for the period 2002-06. Now, he focuses on the Windows Mobile Platform and is working on mission-critical operations for a leading provider in New York City. Recently, he has jumped on the Silverlight wagon and can't resist the curiosity of developing and designing visually appealing applications with Expression Blend. His favorite pastimes include reading blogs, learning about new technology, and he is an avid F1 fan.
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