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Computer Science | Introducing Silverlight 4

Introducing Silverlight 4

Ghoda, Ashish

2010, 744 p.

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  • Migrate your existing .NET skills to Silverlight 4 as quickly as possible
  • Learn everything you need to know to start developing quality Silverlight 4 applications with confidence
  • Explore worked case studies showing techniques and best practices in a code-heavy style that you can relate to

Introducing Silverlight 4 brings you up to speed with version 4 of Silverlight quickly and efficiently. The book builds off your understanding of the basics of .NET coding and WPF, allowing your journey to Silverlight 4 proficiency to be as quick and painless as possible. The text highlights where coding techniques are similar to other, more established areas of the .NET framework. Likewise, when your existing coding habits lead you to a syntax or conceptual 'gotcha,' the text points that out, too.

This book provides you with fast-track coverage of all the most important elements of the Silverlight 4 technology ranging from XAML to standard controls, from dealing with media to networking, from testing to deployment. It also reveals features introduced with Silverlight 4 and offers guidance on how to best utilize them. The book 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 4.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » .NET Framework - Animation - Debugging - Windows Presentation Foundation - XAML - control - technology

Related subjects » Computer Science

Table of contents 

  1. Introducing Silverlight  
  2. Silverlight Concepts  
  3. Silverlight User Interface Controls  
  4. Media Integration 
  5. Network Communication 
  6. Working with Data 
  7. Extending User Experience of LoB Applications 
  8. Styling and Templating  
  9. Graphics 
  10. Animation 
  11. Advanced Silverlight Features 
  12. Threading in Silverlight 
  13. WCF RIA Services and Silverlight for Mobile 
  14. Dynamic Languages and Dynamic NET for Silverlight  
  15. Security 
  16. Testing and Debugging 
  17. Packaging and Deploying Silverlight Applications

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