THE SILVERLIGHT FRAMEWORK PROVIDES a client-side runtime environment that is very compact compared to the full .NET Framework. This environment includes several core components that integrate to provide the full platform architecture. Figure 1.1 demonstrates the key components and how they fit together.
The Common Language Runtime (CLR)
The Common Language Runtime, or CLR, is the underlying infrastructure for the Silverlight environment. The CLR parses the Intermediate Language (IL) code generated by the compiler and uses a just-in time (JIT) compiler to provide native code for the ...