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Design rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web using Silverlight 2, Microsoft's hot runtime application. Available only as an ebook, this concise, easy-to-understand introduction provides complete step-by-step instructions for using everything Silverlight 2 has to offer, including tools for animation, vector graphics, video playback, .NET support for web services and networking, as well as LINQ, Microsoft's native data querying tool. Essential Silverlight 2 helps you take advantage of Microsoft's cross-browser plug-in with:

  • Clever ways to create interactive UIs that are more robust and easier to debug and test than what you can achieve on other platforms

  • Scores of tested JavaScript and C# code examples that you can reuse in your own applications

  • Expert guidance from an author who understands RIA technologies, including ASP.NET, Flash, PHP, and JavaScript

Ready to deliver a more complete Web experience? Essential Silverlight 2 offers a world of possibilities.

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