Accelerated Silverlight 3

Authors: Scanlon, Jeff, Ghoda, Ashish

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  • Provides a concise fast-track migration guide to creating Silverlight 3 applications by building on developer’s existing knowledge
  • Covers everything a developer needs to know in order to create quality applications
  • Provides worked case-studies that demonstrate best practice in a code-heavy style that developers can relate to
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Accelerated Silverlight 3 teaches you how to get up to speed with the latest version of Silverlight quickly and efficiently. The book assumes you're already comfortable with the basics of .NET coding and with WPF and builds on your existing knowledge to make your journey to Silverlight 3 proficiency as quick and painless as possible. Where coding techniques are similar to other, more established, areas of .NET, the text says so. Likewise, where there's a syntax or conceptual "gotcha" that you're existing coding habits will walk you into, the text points that out, too.

This book provides you with fast-track coverage of all the most important elements of the Silverlight 3 technology ranging from XAML to standard controls, from dealing with media to networking, from testing to deployment. It concludes with a pair of fully worked sample applications for you to follow through, because nothing reinforces your understanding of how concepts fit together as much as looking at finished code.

It is assumed that readers are already be comfortable with the workings of the .NET framework. Knowledge of Expression Blend is useful, but not mandatory: you'll learn the Blend techniques that you need to know as you go through the book. By the end, you will have followed a sound, concise, path to mastery of Silverlight 3.

About the authors

Jeff Scanlon is an independent Microsoft consultant with extensive experience developing software using a variety of technologies. He designs and implements software across all layers with a focus on web-based applications. Jeff has led developer training sessions on software engineering practices and introductions to new technologies at nearly every company he has worked. His current work includes prototyping applications using technologies such as Silverlight, Windows Communication Foundation, and ASP.NET. His writing includes Professional Java JDK 6 Edition and its updated edition, and he has written articles on .NET in Software Development magazine. He holds several Microsoft certifications and a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accelerated Silverlight 3
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Scanlon and Ashish Ghoda
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2430-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2430-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2429-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 512
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