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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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Hosting Silverlight in Web Pages

A Silverlight page is centered on a XAML file. You can build this source file using two development tools—Expression Blend, Visual Studio 2008, or both. Mostly targeted to designers, Expression Blend allows you to create interactive user interfaces and media-rich experiences. With Visual Studio 2008, instead, developers can author XAML script by typing and make it even richer by adding both script and managed code.

A Silverlight page is a Web page that incorporates one or more instances of the Silverlight plug-in. The Silverlight plug-in can be the only element contained in the host page, or the page can contain other ASP.NET controls and HTML literals. The host page can be an HTML, ASP.NET, or even ASP.NET AJAX ...

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