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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development Cookbook by Ed Musters

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Working with the Silverlight Client Object Model

To me, and put simply, Silverlight is Microsoft's answer to Adobe Flash, as both provide the ability to deliver Rich Internet Applications (or RIA). The high visual appeal is often highlighted in these types of applications, but as a developer this is the web's way of creating a fully client-side running application, in our case executing in the Silverlight run time environment. It is also my developer way of saying that I cannot Graphic Design my way out of a wet paper bag. Please do not count on any stunning visuals in this section.

While I know that WPF and Silverlight are quite different, I like to think of Silverlight as WPF's younger cousin in that they both rely on creating user interface ...

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