Saturday, April 10, 2010

Building Facebook Applications (not clients, but hosted in Facebook apps) with Silverlight

Mihail Mateev - Build Facebook Applications with Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4 - part 1

“There are two ways to create a facebook application with Silverlight:

  1. Create ASP.Net Web site using Facebook  API for ASP.Net from Facebook Developer Toolkit :  and add a Silverlight project to solution
  2. Create Silverlight application using Facebook API for Silverlight from Facebook Developer Toolkit

Documentation  for Facebook API for Silverlight is not proposed in codeplex. There are only some samples.

The easiest way to build a Silverlight application for Facebook is to use a C# VS.Net 2008 Started Kit, created from Steve Trefethen

You can download a Facebook  C# VS.Net 2008 Started Kit here: It is based on Facebook Developer's Toolkit v2.1.

C# VS.Net 2008 Started Kit Requires VS 2008 / Silverlight 3.0

It is very easy to convert created solution to VS 2010 with .Net 4.0 , Silverlight 4 and continue working on the solution.

There are several steps to create a Facebook ASP.Net application using Facebook Starter Kit:


I this cool with its covering SilverLight, the Facebook Developers Toolkit and walking us through getting started in the Facebook dev world…

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