Silverlight is an application framework created by Microsoft to create rich web, desktop and mobile applications. Silverlight is often compared to Flash, which is provided by Adobe; is available for Windows and MacOS; and projects like Moonlight provide a platform in Linux in which to run Silverlight applications. Any .NET programming language can be used to create Silverlight applications, including C# and VB.NET.
This guide provides information on how to install and use Microsoft Silverlight, how it compares to Adobe Flash and Flex, and reviews some of the more popular Silverlight applications, like the online version of Microsoft Office.
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