IN THIS CHAPTER, you will learn how to write Silverlight applications. Although you can accomplish a variety of tasks with Silverlight, every Silverlight application has the same structure:
• A mechanism to host and deploy your application from a Web page
• A set of files consisting of the code and resources for your application
• A set of libraries with common controls and application services
• A runtime that performs common application tasks on your behalf
This chapter discusses the application model principles, how to build a simple application, the components of a Silverlight application, and how every Silverlight application works “under the hood.”
The goal of Silverlight is to let you easily develop ...