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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Chapter 1. Introducing Silverlight

 

This chapter covers
  • Silverlight, the web, and WPF
  • The best applications for Silverlight
  • Getting started with Silverlight
  • Changes in Silverlight since the previous edition of this book
  • Building your first Silverlight “Hello World!” application

 

First, let me thank you for starting at chapter 1. I’m one of those people who tend to read magazines back to front and skim technology books, so I appreciate it when someone reads a book’s chapters in order. Then again, maybe you read this book backward as well. In that case, you’ll find the “Hello World!” walkthrough in this chapter to be a refreshingly simple take on building Silverlight applications unencumbered with patterns such as Model View ViewModel (MVVM), ...

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