Chapter 13. Integrating Silverlight

In this chapter we focus on the extension of SharePoint's UI using Silverlight. Silverlight is a platform and browser-independent implementation similar to WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). Primarily, it's a browser plug-in that executes XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) and code in a sandbox-like environment. The power and programming model of Silverlight together with the tight integration in SharePoint make it a first-choice tool to create business applications that were formerly built as Windows Forms programs.

In this chapter you will learn

  • The architecture of Silverlight and the common programming style

  • How to host Silverlight and deal with security issues

  • How to integrate Silverlight projects ...

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