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Microsoft Silverlight Guide

silverlight logoSilverlight is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) platform created by Microsoft which allows the creation of interactive multimedia applications to be played within a web browser and from the desktop. It is quite often compared to Adobe Flash. Silverlight is available on Windows and MacOS, and the Moonlight project allows some Silverlight applications to run in Linux. It is also available on some mobile phones, including those running the Windows 7 Mobile and Symbian operating systems.

This guide shows you how to install the Silverlight plugin, how to create Silverlight applications (especially games), and how this platform compares to Flash.

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    How to Install Silverlight

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    Great Resources for Free SWiSH Templates

    If you're looking for free SWiSH templates but you're not sure where to start, try reading this article! This will help you learn where to find free options and the instructions to download...

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