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    coding in vb.net but designing GUI with silverlight

    Hi,

    I am trying to code an application in VB.net but visual studio design options are very basic I wanted to design the GUI with silverlight, is this possible?

    If it is possible, what would be the best option to do this?
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    Re: coding in vb.net but designing GUI with silverlight

    Quote Originally Posted by niro View Post
    I am trying to code an application in VB.net but visual studio design options are very basic I wanted to design the GUI with silverlight, is this possible?
    Yes, sure it is possible... Starting with Silverlight 2.0, the code-behind is no longer bound to be Javascript, but can be any .NET language, including VB.net.

    However, are you aware that Silverlight is meant for targeting rich-client web applications, that run in a browser? Maybe what you actually have in mind (if you are talking about a desktop application) is using WPF for the UI, and not Silverlight?
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    Re: coding in vb.net but designing GUI with silverlight

    For ANY XAML based UI...definately look at the Expression set of tools!!!!!!
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    Re: coding in vb.net but designing GUI with silverlight

    Quote Originally Posted by gstercken View Post
    Yes, sure it is possible... Starting with Silverlight 2.0, the code-behind is no longer bound to be Javascript, but can be any .NET language, including VB.net.

    However, are you aware that Silverlight is meant for targeting rich-client web applications, that run in a browser? Maybe what you actually have in mind (if you are talking about a desktop application) is using WPF for the UI, and not Silverlight?
    ahhhh i did not know that, so for a desktop application WPF would be the way to go. Thank you very much =D

    thanks for the replies guys, very much appreciated
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