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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Part 5. Making the most of the platform

With traditional web development technologies, complex applications often hit roadblocks when it comes to integrating with the local system. They have difficulty accessing local resources, working with windows, and even doing things as simple as printing a report with proper page breaks. Silverlight has evolved to the point where developers and designers are able to create these truly complex and rich applications, often in a business context.

In the next five chapters, you’ll explore the ways Silverlight integrates with the local operating system to provide a better experience. First, you’ll see the most basic form of integration: creating windows. Silverlight has window and pop-up/dialog solutions that ...

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