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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Chapter 32. COM, Native Extensions, and p-invoke

 

This chapter covers
  • COM automation
  • Native Extensions for Silverlight
  • P-invoke

 

Since the early versions, Silverlight has occupied an interesting space straddling both the web and desktop worlds. Silverlight 3 introduced out-of-browser mode. Silverlight 4 introduced elevated trust and COM automation support. Silverlight 5 capped it all off with support for p-invoke which is used to call native Win32 API-style functions. Pretty amazing for something that started off as a web technology!

In reality, most people developing new Silverlight applications are delivering desktop applications for Windows and use Silverlight for a number of reasons mentioned throughout this book. Those people have ...

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