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Trying it out
That’s all there is to the logic of Life and at this point you can enter a pattern and see how it develops.
A pattern developing
Of course this being a Silverlight application there is no barrier to trying it out within this web page. As long as you have Silverlight 4 installed you should be able to see the Run button and the empty grid ready for you to draw some patterns:
From this point there is a lot that can be added to the basic project. Add a style to the Ellipses so that they look better, display each ellipse in a color that depends on the number of neighbours they have, add a save and load option etc.
To access the code for this project, once you have registered, click on CodeBin.