Silverlight is Microsoft's cross-browser, cross platform plug-in for media experiences and rich interactive applications.

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Does Silverlight have a future? [closed]

Recently I have read some articles/blogs/comments about the development and history of WPF and Silverlight. In some forums many developers and users criticize the performance of WPF applications (for ...
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What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET? [closed]

Microsoft showed off a demo of Windows 8, including a new platform that allows developers to use HTML5 and JavaScript. Is this new platform the main way to develop for Windows 8? Is Microsoft ...
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HTML5 hype as native app replacement - reliable analysis and sources [closed]

I am asking this as an objective question and have no interest in inciting a flamewar. My point here is to gather some evidence to assist in decisionmaking and communicating with non-technical folks ...
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What's the recommended control naming convention for XAML markup?

When working with WPF or Silverlight, how should one use control naming conventions? Do you name the controls in XAML markup? I have seen samples of projects at codeplex with control names such as ...
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I need help deciding between silverlight/silverlight out-of-browser/wpf

I'm in the initial planning phase of a re-write project and I'm deciding between silverlight/silverlight oob/wpf. TL;DR at the end. It's a LOB app that handles leads/customers/appointment calendars. ...
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Why do we have so many flavors of .NET? Is it a good thing? [closed]

There are many "flavors" of the .NET Framework: Full ("normal") Client profile subset Silverlight in web browsers "Silverlight" on Windows Phone Compact framework WinRT When C# code is needed on a ...
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How extensive is the difference between building a WPF app and a Silverlight 5 app?

I have a fair amount of experience with WPF (C#) and XAML. I might soon be asked to create a Silverlight 5 application. I have no experience with any version of SL. What sort of learning curve could I ...
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How can I best prepare for building Windows Phone 8 Apps

I'm interested in learning to develop for Windows Phone down the road a bit, and am mostly interested in developing Metro Apps for the Windows Phone. It seems like there is some basic info for Metro ...
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Is Silverlight only for eye-candy, or does it have a use in business? [closed]

Granted that Silverlight may make eye-popping websites of great beauty, is there any justification for using it to make practical web applications that have serious business purposes? I'd like to use ...
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Silverlight, one database per user

I have a Silverlight application with WCF and entity framework. Is it possible to have one database per user. So when the the user log in, the user will use his own database?