I can't speak for AqD, but quite often, yes. When I was developing business apps using
.NET, desktop was my first choice. Unfortunately, most clients were adamant about a web UI, so Silverlight was my first fallback since it let me reuse a lot of the same code. Only if they resisted that did I go with HTML/JS and ASP.NET. Web app development sucks so I rarely do anything of the sort anymore, but Silverlight made it more tolerable.