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

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3. Introduction to Silverlight Development

MICROSOFT SILVERLIGHT APPLICATIONS are flexible and have many forms and can have different appearances. Often it’s video or a dynamic user experience that drives interest in web sites and gives developers good reason to construct these applications. These applications are frequently called rich Internet applications (RIA).

Although rich Internet applications often take over the entire user interface, including navigation and all layout elements, in SharePoint users generally expect to use SharePoint as a basis for the user interface. This allows users to compose their own web user interfaces using web parts, page layouts, and navigation settings and to reuse the many assets included in SharePoint. Therefore, ...

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