Eclipse comes in with a real good development environment for Microsoft Silverlight.
Here’s the link: http://eclipse4sl.org/
The environment works in two modes:
* Pure Eclipse configuration: Wherein you can edit and work with XAML files and in whole Silverlight projects in Eclipse
* Mixed Mode: You can open the solutions created in Eclipse in Visual Studio and Expression Blend also.
For complete installation instructions navigate to:
Installation instructions for Windows and Mac
My applications ran successfully after installing:
- Eclipse Ganymede
- Net Framework 3.5
- Silverlight 3 runtime
- Silverlight 3 sdk
Here are some snapshots: