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SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action by Wictor Wilen

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Chapter 11. The Client Object Model and Silverlight Web Parts

 

This chapter covers

  • The Client Object Model and Web Parts
  • The Silverlight Web Part
  • Custom Silverlight Web Parts

 

Browsers have become increasingly more powerful, allowing developers to build rich user interfaces with JavaScript and plug-ins such as Silverlight and Flash. The combination of rich clients and web services enables applications to take some load off the servers and even perform tasks not possible on the servers. A benefit for power users is the ability to add custom functionality to applications without access to the server. JavaScript and Silverlight in combination with SharePoint sandboxed solutions is the way to go when you have your SharePoint hosted or if you ...

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