Chapter 1 Introducing Silverlight

In this Chapter

Where Does Silverlight Come From?

Using Third-Party Plug-Ins

Running on Multiple Platforms

Making the Web Application Secure

Introducing Silverlight.net

What Do You Need to Run Silverlight?

Updating Your Runtime— Automatically

Trying Silverlight Demos

What Do You Need to Develop Silverlight?

Reading the Documentation

Looking into Silverlight’s Future

It all started when Microsoft presented its revolutionary user interface (UI) framework, Windows Presentation Foundation, to an enthusiastic crowd of graphics designers, software developers, and businessmen in March 2006 at the new MIX conference in Las Vegas. Microsoft also added one session about a lesser-known technology with the rather barbarian ...

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