Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.
What Is Silverlight?
Silverlight is a new Web presentation technology that is created to run on a variety of platforms. It enables the creation of rich, visually stunning and interactive experiences that can run everywhere: within browsers and on multiple devices and desktop operating systems (such as the Apple Macintosh). In consistency with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), the presentation technology in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (the Windows programming infrastructure), XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language) is the foundation of the Silverlight presentation capability.
This white paper will step you through the basics of Silverlight and how you can use the Microsoft stack of tools, including Microsoft Expression Blend, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, and XAML to build rich graphical sites. First, let's take a primer on the background leading up to Silverlight and where it stands on the development landscape.
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