W3bbo said:
contextfree said:
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Interesting, but is that a C++ interface to the (still managed) Silverlight runtime, or is the Silverlight implementation C++ as well?

To my knowledge,  the core of Silverlight is native code - with managed bindings connecting to it.  It could explain why Silverlight is faster than The Hog (i.e. WPF) as there is a large amount of managed code inside WPF which talks to native Milcore.