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Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed by Alessandro Del Sole

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Brief Overview of WPF Browser Applications

Since the first version of WPF, developers have been allowed to build applications that can run within a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. This kind of applications is named WPF Browser Applications (formerly known as Xaml Browser Applications) or simply XBAP. There are several differences between a client application and an XBAP; first, Browser Applications can be only executed online (from the Internet or an intranet). Second, they are executed with the limitations of the Internet Zone of the .NET Framework’s Code Access Security rules. Because of this, Browser Applications cannot perform several tasks. The main advantage is instead that, keeping in mind the previously ...

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