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Introducing Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3, 3rd Edition by Laurence Moroney

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Chapter 1. Introducing Silverlight 3

Microsoft Silverlight represents the next step toward enriching the user’s experience through the technology of the Web. The goal of Silverlight is to bring to Web applications the same fidelity and quality found in the user interfaces (UIs) associated with desktop applications so that Web developers and designers can build applications for their clients’ specific needs. It is designed to bridge the technology gap between designers and developers by giving them a common format in which to work. This format is rendered by the browser and is based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), making it easy to template and to generate automatically. The format is XAML—Extensible Application Markup Language.

Before XAML, ...

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