Silverlight 4, released to the public in April 2010, represents a major forward step in the history of this still-young technology. Although we’ll certainly see later versions of the framework with additional features in the future, the current version is very mature and easy to work with. In addition, the tools used to develop Silverlight have also grown and offer the same level of maturity and ease of use.

It is interesting to take a good look at the extended Silverlight community today. From a niche topic, Silverlight has become the source of many discussions on Twitter and various blogs. Also, since days of Silverlight 2, we have witnessed the emergence of design patterns and of polished external frameworks. It is now possible ...

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