SILVERLIGHT: USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
Initially, Silverlight was introduced to the market as a development framework for web applications, to deliver media rich content, designed to run inside a web browser with the required plug-in installed.
Although Silverlight technology is still generally known as a development framework for web applications that runs within a browser, Silverlight version 3 and later support out-of-browser applications. As Silverlight evolves, this technology is being adopted to support other platforms, including Linux, Mac OS, the latest Windows Phone 7 mobile platform, and Windows Embedded Compact.
Whether you use Silverlight to develop an out-of-browser application for the Windows desktop PC, a web application that runs in a browser, an application for Windows Phone 7, or a Windows Embedded Compact application, Silverlight is a UI development framework that enables the designer and application developer to work together seamlessly, doing what they do best, to jointly create an exciting and visually compelling UI for the application.
If you are new to Silverlight and want to learn more, there is plenty of information and tutorials about Silverlight available.
With hundreds of books written about Silverlight and thousands of technical articles and blog postings that talk about Silverlight, there is a large pool of information resources for you to draw from. A good place to start is the Silverlight web site at the following URL: