Pro Silverlight 3 in VB

By Matthew MacDonald

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Silverlight is a lightweight browser plug-in that frees your code from the traditional confines of the browser. Silverlight is still new and evolving fast, and you need a reliable guidebook to make sense of it.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2427-3
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: November 17, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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Silverlight is a lightweight browser plug-in that frees your code from the traditional confines of the browser. It's a rules-changing, groundbreaking technology that allows you to run rich client applications right inside the browser. Even more impressively, it's able to host true .NET applications in non-Microsoft browsers (like Firefox) and on non-Microsoft platforms (like Mac OS X). Silverlight is still new and evolving fast, and you need a reliable guidebook to make sense of it.

Pro Silverlight 3 in VB, Second Edition is the perfect reference to ensure you are informed and up to date: you'll 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, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight—all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications. Author Matthew MacDonald provides an expertly crafted tutorial written from professional developer to professional developer. You'll learn to create rich media applications using Silverlight in the environment you’re most productive in—no matter what the target platform.

What you’ll learn

  • Develop rich media applications using Silverlight and Visual Basic across browsers and platforms
  • Create a project, set up a layout, and use controls
  • Handle 2D drawing, animation, and media playback through Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
  • Integrate web services support
  • Use Silverlight in conjunction with ASP.NET and its interactions with HTML

Who this book is for

This book is for .NET developers encountering Silverlight for the first time. No prior knowledge of WPF or ASP.NET is assumed.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Silverlight
  2. XAML
  3. Layout
  4. Dependency Properties and Routed Events
  5. Elements
  6. The Application Model
  7. Navigation
  8. Shapes and Geometries
  9. Brushes, Transforms, and Bitmaps
  10. Animation
  11. Sound, Video, and Deep Zoom
  12. Styles and Behaviors
  13. Templates and Custom Controls
  14. Browser Integration
  15. ASP.NET Web Services
  16. Data Binding
  17. Data Controls
  18. Isolated Storage
  19. Multithreading
  20. Networking
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