- Full Description
The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is increasing user expectations for high-quality web site design, presentation, and functionality. It is into this climate that Microsoft is releasing Silverlight 4, the third and latest iteration of its cross-browser web presentation technology. Beginning Sliverlight 4 in C# brings you to the cutting-edge of Web 2.0 application design and includes plenty of practical guidance to get you started straightaway.
- Microsoft Expression Design, which plays an important part in creating Silverlight assets.
- Microsoft Expression Blend, which is used to build user interaction for Silverlight elements.
- Microsoft Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers, providing the coding environment for nuts and bolts wiring.
Once youve mastered the basics, you'll move on to gaining a more in-depth knowledge of some of the new features introduced with Silverlight 4, including H.264 protected content, right-click event handling, a new printing API, and support for the Managed Extensibility Framework.
What youll learn
- Discover the tools needed for Silverlight 4 development, the roles each plays, and how they interact to produce a seamless result.
- Understand the fundamental concepts and techniques that lie at the heart of every successful Silverlight application and how to apply them to your own projects.
- Explore the new features and coding practices Silverlight gives to you as a developer that sets it apart from other web-development tools.
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone with an interest in web development. A basic familiarity with web development and simple C# coding is useful, but by no means a requirement. This book will teach you everything that you need to know.
- Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- Welcome to Silverlight 4
- Introduction to Visual Studio 2010
- Layout Management in Silverlight
- Silverlight Controls
- Data Binding and Silverlight List Controls
- Silverlight Toolkit
- Data Access and Networking
- Navigation Framework
- Isolated Storage in Silverlight
- System Integration and Device Support
- Introduction to Expression Blend
- Styling in Silverlight
- Transformations and Animation
- Custom Controls
- Printing in Silverlight
- Source Code/Downloads
If you think that you've found an error in this book, please let us know about it. You will find any confirmed erratum below, so you can check if your concern has already been addressed.On page 131:Statement in line 11 should be in bold.
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On page 339:The text says: right-click the CoolDownButton project
should read :
right-click the CoolDownButtonTest project