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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Preface

Coding on the client is fun. I started on the Commodore 64 in seventh grade in the 1980s; later moved to DOS with dBASE, QuickBasic, and C++; and eventually began Windows programming using C++, Borland Delphi 1.0, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic 3-6, and .NET. I like the ozone smell of making my CPU work for a living. I like being able to tap into the power of the local machine. I want to be able to hear the individual bits moving across the bus.

I like client application development, and I really like XAML. I like Silverlight, WPF, and Windows 8 XAML. I even like working in the WPF subset on the .NET Micro Framework and Gadgeteer boards I own. Sometimes, when I’m feeling especially dangerous I’ll write some C++, or C, or even a little assembly. ...

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