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.NET Framework 4.5 Expert Programming Cookbook by A.P. Rajshekhar

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Chapter 9. Silverlight Recipes

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Using Pivot control to present asset data
  • Accessing webcams
  • Using client-side storage for saving a draft of the user registration data

Introduction

Silverlight helps developers create rich web clients. This is similar to WPF in the sense that it helps in developing content and feature-rich desktop applications. However, Silverlight applications run in a sandboxed environment within the web browser. In other words, as a developer you will not have access to certain functionalities that are present in WPF. These limitations include restricted access to DirectX for better graphics, limited access to webcams, and so on. With Version 5, new features have been included that help overcome these ...

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