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C# 4.0 How-To by Ben Watson

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Chapter 20. Silverlight

In some ways, Silverlight is Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash. More accurately, it’s a way of getting .NET and WPF into users’ browsers in an easily deployable format. Silverlight is essentially a web-deployed application platform that runs on the end user’s computer.

Silverlight 1.0 was essentially a glorified media player. The only programming language it supported was JavaScript.

Silverlight 2 added a small version of the .NET Framework, more controls, ...

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