Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight

Authors: Gaudioso, Victor

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  • Features the major improvements in Blend 4, which will expand the existing market
  • Fully up-to-date: the book will be published following the release of Blend 4
  • Provides an entry point for existing designers and developers from both sides -- flash users who need to learn Blend for a project, and Microsoft Visual Studio users who need to create a web presence
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About this book

Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight takes you through your first steps in creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) using the latest release of Microsoft’s technology. You’ll explore features such as custom user controls that you can reuse throughout your projects and the media element that allows you to easily add sound and video to your applications. Silverlight 4 enables you to rapidly develop compelling, cross-platform RIAs using the extensive .NET 4 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 4 integrated development environment (IDE), and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time. At the end, you’ll put everything you have learned together to create a sample Silverlight 4 website.

Whether you’re an experienced .NET or web developer, or you’re just starting out, this book will provide you with all you need to create RIAs with Expression Blend 4.

  • Develop stunning RIAs in a short time using Blend 4 and Silverlight 4.
  • Learn basic object-oriented programming principles.
  • Get familiar with the Blend 4 development environment.

About the authors

Victor Gaudioso is a senior application engineer at IdentityMine, a top-tier software company specializing in designing and developing cutting edge software applications, creating customized WPF/Blend and Silverlight training programs and creating tools for designers and developers. Victor has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Harrah's, Mattel, NBC/Universal, Disney, Best Buy, GameStop, Vivendi Universal Games, and New Line Cinema, among others. Victor, a former Flash/ActionScript engineer, still stays active in the Flash community by writing articles and tutorials on ActionScript.org, where he is also a moderator.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Setting Up the Silverlight Development Environment

    Gaudioso, Victor

    Pages 1-8

  • The Blend Integrated Development Environment

    Gaudioso, Victor

    Pages 9-49

  • C#, XAML, and Object-Oriented Programming

    Gaudioso, Victor

    Pages 51-70

  • Layout Controls: Including the New Silverlight 4 Controls: Viewbox, RichTextBox, FlowDirection Property, and Improved Data Binding

    Gaudioso, Victor

    Pages 71-94

  • Timed Storyboards: Creating a Newton Cradle Application

    Gaudioso, Victor

    Pages 95-122

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2974-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2973-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundation Expression Blend 4 with Silverlight
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Victor Gaudioso
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2974-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2974-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2973-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
440
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