Chapter 4. Silverlight

Introduction

In 2007, Microsoft released a “rich application platform” called Silverlight to allow end users to “light up the web.” So what does that really mean? Adobe Flash was one of the first applications to allow web developers to have an interactive platform for the web. But the technology was restricted to client-side data interaction. Microsoft has released Silverlight 2.0 as a web browser plug-in; it is similar to Flash, but adds interaction with server-side technologies and enables control of client multimedia resources (images, movies, sound). Figure 4.1 shows ...

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