Adding a Silverlight application to a Master Page
Expression Blend gives designers the ability to design Silverlight applications that display SharePoint data without having connectivity to a SharePoint Server. This functionality greatly reduces the amount of setup and configuration required to enable designers to work with sample data and fine tune Silverlight applications. This lab will guide the reader through an exercise that uses the SharePoint Client Object Model to generate sample data and use the sample data inside Expression Blend to create and design a Silverlight application.
Because Silverlight applications add rich functionality and enhance the user experience on SharePoint sites, they are frequently part of a custom branding solution. When you need to add a Silverlight application to all the pages in your SharePoint site, you will most likely add the Silverlight application to a master page. SharePoint Designer 2010 provides the features and tools you need to brand SharePoint sites and add Silverlight applications to master pages. This makes SharePoint Designer 2010 the perfect tool for power users who may not have experience developing solutions using Visual Studio 2010, yet still need to enhance the look and feel of their SharePoint sites with Silverlight applications.
This lab will demonstrate how you can use a web browser to deploy a Silverlight application to a SharePoint site and display it on a page. To demonstrate these concepts the reader will
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