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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you took your first look at the Silverlight application model. You saw how to create a Silverlight project in Visual Studio, add a simple event handler, and test it. You also peered behind the scenes to explore how a Silverlight application is compiled and deployed.

In the following chapters, you'll learn much more about the full capabilities of the Silverlight platform. Sometimes, you might need to remind yourself that you're coding inside a lightweight browser-hosted framework, because much of Silverlight coding feels like the full .NET platform, despite that it's built on only a few megabytes of compressed code. Out of all of Silverlight's many features, its ability to pack a miniature modern programming framework ...

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