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Building Enterprise Applications with Windows® Presentation Foundation and the Model View ViewModel Pattern by Raffaele Garofalo

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Choosing the Right Technology

Because you can build a LOB application with either WPF or Silverlight, you’ll need to analyze the project’s requirements to determine which technology is most appropriate for that particular application and which tools you might want to use to build it. To answer these questions, you’ll first explore how to choose between Silverlight and WPF, and then explore the tools that Microsoft currently offers for UI design and mockup. Finally, you’ll move on to analyze the common graphical layout of a LOB application, and what users expect from it.

Silverlight or WPF?

Silverlight and WPF are both based on the same core technology: the Microsoft .NET Framework. In both, you build UIs using the XAML language.

WPF is the successor ...

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