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Silverlight is evolving fast. Make complete sense of this exciting technology and exploit its potential to create rich media applications in the environment you're most productive inno matter what the target platform.
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Starting with code and ending with code and tailored for the VB language, Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in VB 2008 is a veritable treasury of LINQ examples that will save you hours, even days, of research time.
Most books show the simplest examples of how to use a method, but they so rarely show how to use the more complex prototypes. This book is different. Demonstrating the overwhelming majority of LINQ operators and prototypes, it is a veritable treasury of LINQ examples.
Pro Expression Blend 4 will take you well beyond the basics and provide you with a detailed examination of key Blend topics, giving you an excellent understanding of the Blend product and what it can do for you.
Pro Entity Framework 4.0 is a professional-level guide to Microsoft's Entity Framework, the future of data access in .NET programming. Readers learn to implement easy-to-program and highly-performing database access solutions.