Silverlight is a lightweight browser plugin that frees your code from the traditional confines of the browser. Its a ruleschanging, groundbreaking technology that allows you to run rich client applications right inside the browser. Even more impressively, its able to host true .NET applications in nonMicrosoft browsers (like Firefox) and on nonMicrosoft platforms (like Mac OS X). Silverlight is still new and evolving fast, and you need a reliable guidebook to make sense of it.With fourcolor graphics and screenshots throughout, Pro Silverlight 2 in VB 2008 is the perfect reference: youll learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D drawing, animations, and media playback, and best of all, youll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of Windows Presentation Foundation through Silverlightall of the same .NET technology that developers use to design nextgeneration Windows applications. Author Matthew MacDonald provides an expertly crafted tutorial written from professional developer to professional developer. Youll learn to create rich media applications using Silverlight in the environment youre most productive inno matter what the target platform.