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SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight by Matt Jackson, Paul Stubbs, Bob German

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1. Getting Started with SharePoint and Silverlight

SHAREPOINT AND SILVERLIGHT are a great combination of technologies for building great web applications. Users can create and configure their own web-based collaboration and publishing solutions with SharePoint and can incorporate richer user interface components with Silverlight. Further, Silverlight extends the things that SharePoint’s user-installable “sandboxed solutions” can do, such as reaching across SharePoint site collections and line of business systems and integrating multi-media features.

For developers, SharePoint provides an easily-packaged data layer, and Silverlight allows rich display and interaction with that data. SharePoint and Silverlight offer a unified development experience ...

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