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Silverlight 2 in Action, illustrated edition by Chad Campbell, John Stockton

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Chapter 1. Introducing Silverlight

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You’ve purchased this book wanting to learn about Microsoft’s Silverlight 2 platform, and your first question might be: what is it? Silverlight is a client-side runtime that enables you to design, develop, and deliver rich, interactive experiences over the internet. Truly interactive experiences have traditionally been confined to desktop applications. But, unlike the 1.0 version, Silverlight 2 provides the power of the .NET framework to help you reach beyond the desktop to deliver these experiences across a variety of browsers, platforms, and devices. ...

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