Welcome to the Silverlight Developer Center

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This site is your source for information about using Microsoft Silverlight with Yahoo! Web Services and APIs. Here you'll find:

  • HOWTO Articles to help you understand our technologies and how you can use them better with Silverlight.
  • Code Samples used in our HOWTO articles to illustrate Silverlight features.
  • Download the Silverlight 1.0 Class Diagram.
  • Other Resources on the web where you can find source code and helpful tools.
  • Community Resources where you can join our mailing list and discuss the Yahoo! APIs with us and with other Silverlight developers.

HOWTO Articles

Silverlight Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Silverlight.

Silverlight 2.0

Articles related to Silverlight 2.0.

Silverlight 1.0

Articles related to Silverlight 1.0. Most parts are also relevant to Silverlight 2.0.

Silverlight 1.0 with Yahoo! Web Services

Code Samples

Try out various Silverlight features using code samples from our HOWTO articles above.

Silverlight 1.0 Samples


Silverlight 1.0 Class Diagram

Download the Silverlight 1.0 Class Diagram as PDF, XPS or XAML. You will need to save the XAML version to disk and view in XamlPad since the file contains BitmapEffects which can't be displayed from the Internet zone in the browser.

The Class Diagram paper size is "ANSI E" (1118mm x 864mm / 44" x 34") which loosely matches the ISO "A0" size.

A Silverlight 2.0 poster is available in various formats on Brad Abrams' blog.

Other Resources

In this section you'll find links to external sites and articles that may be useful as you work with Silverlight.

Community Resources

Discuss how to work with the Yahoo! Web Services and other APIs with Silverlight on the ydn-silverlight mailing list. Please note that this is not a general Silverlight programming questions list; try to keep your questions focused to discussions about the Yahoo! APIs.

We also provide individual lists for each of the web services and APIs we support; your questions are always welcome there as well. See the Yahoo! Developer Network Community page for more information on these mailing lists.

Yahoo Forum Discussions