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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Chapter 4. Working with HTML and browsers

 

This chapter covers
  • Interacting with the HTML Document Object Model
  • Scripting Silverlight with JavaScript
  • Hosting HTML in Silverlight

 

Silverlight has always been a web technology, integrated into the web page. Even when a Silverlight application took over the entire browser client area, it was still contained within several layers of HTML tags. Given the history, it makes sense that a Silverlight plug-in would have complete access to the Document Object Model (DOM) on the page in which it resides. In fact, the access is so complete that a Silverlight application could take over all of the functionality normally provided by JavaScript if you wanted to go that route.

Silverlight 4 added the ability ...

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