Conclusion

This concludes our journey through the Silverlight framework. As you have seen, it is now a very powerful and mature framework, able to cover multiple requirements for your rich applications. In fact, it is wise to think of Silverlight not as a web technology anymore, but rather as a rich application development framework available on multiple platforms (and this is just a start).

In a time when user experience is breaking its traditional boundaries, when fingers are replacing the mouse and keyboard devices, when users are expecting more from their applications than the usual battleship gray and square buttons, Silverlight offers a great way to build flexible, decoupled, extensible applications. It also improves the collaboration ...

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