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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

As you've seen, Silverlight 5 is the latest iteration of Microsoft's .NET-based, plug-in-powered web programming environment. Silverlight began its life as a Flash competitor. It continues today as a platform for building rich applications that need high-performing graphics, animations, and video. For some, it's a lightweight version of .NET that you can deploy use without installation headaches. For others, it's a way to get hardware-accelerated 3D games running right inside a browser. For still others, it's a most mature, productive, cross-platform framework for business applications—provided you don't need to support mobile devices. And no matter where the Web goes over the next few years, Silverlight will continue to power some ...

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