2. Applications

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.”

Application Principles

The goal of Silverlight is to let you easily develop ...

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