Silverlight is a lightweight browser plug--in that frees your code from the traditional confines of the browser. It is a rules--changing, groundbreaking techlogy that allows you to run rich client applications right inside the browser. Even more impressively, it is able to host true .NET applications in n--Microsoft browsers (like Firefox) and on n--Microsoft platforms (like Mac OS X). Silverlight is evolving fast, and you need a reliable guidebook to make sense of it. What you'll learnThis 176-page book is meant to give you a sense of what you, as a programmer, can expect from Silverlight in terms of what the user is going to see. The emphasis here is on understanding what Silverlight has to offer. While there is some code given, that is t the point of the book. The point is to be ably to quickly understand what functionality is available to you, what options you might have without getting bogged down in much code. Who this book is for We assume that you are a programmer and that you have an understanding of XAML. However, if you do igre the code that exists in the book, then any lay person or even an administrator, can come to grips with the visual element of Silverlight.
Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics