Beginning Silverlight 2

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Lair, Robert

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  • Covers Expression, which is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing and most exciting web development technologies
  • Coincided to release with the full 1.1 version of Silverlight, which ties it into the new .NET 3.5 Framework
  • Demonstrates the full range of Silverlight’s capabilities and how it is linked into the .NET Framework.
  • Written by Bob Lair, who has been following the technology’s release cycle since its early alpha and has been deeply involved in building commercial applications based on the 1.0 version of the software. He has written both books and articles in the past that have been well received.
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With the need for a richer user experience ever more in focus when creating web applications, Microsoft has released Silverlight, the new cross–browser, cross–platform plug–in that allows developers to create rich interactive applications for the Web.

Silverlight poses exciting new opportunities for creating visually impressive web applications, offering unparalleled response times and minimal bandwidth requirements. Key differences in the new design tools present developers with new challenges, but author Robert Lair of IBuySpy notoriety (the original ASP.NET application) shows you how to get a firm handle on Silverlight so you can start creating your own Silverlight web applications with exciting results.

Explore the best of the new tools and discover how they can benefit your own projects. Microsoft's Expression Design tool plays an important part in creating Silverlight assets, Microsoft Expression Blend is used to build user interaction for Silverlight elements, and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 manages the interaction between designers and developers and provides the coding environment for the “nuts and bolts” basis of Silverlight development. Prepare to take a grand tour of all these new tools and explore the fundamentals of building good Silverlight applications from scratch. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll move on to a more in–depth discussion of some of the groundbreaking new features of the Silverlight technology and why they will change the way you build web sites of the future.

About the authors

Robert Lair is the president and chief executive officer of Intensity Software, Inc. and has been working with Microsoft .NET technologies since prior to its initial release in 2000. Among his accomplishments, Robert was on the team that created the original ASP.NET sample application IBuySpy, used to demonstrate the power of ASP.NET. Robert is an active speaker and writer in the development community.

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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-952-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Silverlight 2
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Robert Lair
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0570-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0570-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-952-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
296
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