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Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action by Rocío Serrano, Braulio Díez

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Silverlight architecture

Silverlight is a plugin installed in web browsers in a quick and clean way similar to Flash. That is, Flash is in a controlled environment, and applications run under a sandbox environment.

As for the architecture, if we compare it to a standard web application, we can substitute XAML for HTML, C# or VB.NET for JavaScript, and so on. We can also make use of a reduced version of the.NET Framework as shown in the following figure:

Silverlight architecture

The plugin is about 4 MB in size and does not depend on the desktop version of Microsoft .NET Framework.

All this is fine but there a few questions to be answered such as how is the Silverlight application ...

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