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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Developing for Silverlight

Microsoft’s Silverlight is another exciting client technology for the Web. Silverlight allows for an even richer user experience than AJAX. You use it to create media-rich (images, video, graphic scaling), highly interactive experiences. Silverlight requires a browser add-on (or plug-in). It works with Windows, Mac, and Linux in a variety of browsers. Silverlight is based on WPF; it allows you to leverage XAML skills inside a browser and across platforms.

You create a Silverlight application in Visual Studio 2010 by selecting the Silverlight Application project template in the New Project dialog. When doing so, you need to select a host for your application. This can be an ASP.NET Web project or you can let Visual Studio ...

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