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WPF in Action with Visual Studio 2008 by Maxx Daymon, Arlen Feldman

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Chapter 17. WPF and browsers: XBAP, ClickOnce, and Silverlight

This chapter covers:

  • XBAPs
  • ClickOnce
  • Silverlight
  • Our whining about security and why other technologies have cooler names

Although WPF is mainly about building Windows applications, there are many ways in which WPF can be used with browsers. WPF certainly isn’t going to replace ASP.NET any time soon, but there are several scenarios where you might want to use WPF when building applications that will be accessed via a browser. Three different technologies in WPF/.NET 3.x provide different mechanisms for accessing WPF applications over the web—XBAP, ClickOnce, Silverlight. We’re going to provide a brief summary of each technology here, and then go into more detail throughout the chapter, ...

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