Beginning Silverlight 3
AUTHOR: Lair, Robert
PUBLISHER: Apress L. P.
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Once you've mastered the basics, you'll move on to gaining a more in-depth knowledge of some of the groundbreaking new features of the Silverlight technology.
The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is increasing user expectations for high-quality web site design, presentation, and functionality. It was into this climate that Microsoft released Silverlight 3, the third iteration of its cross-browser web presentation technology and the second to ride on top of the .NET platform. Beginning Sliverlight 3 brings you to the cutting-edge of Web 2.0 application design and includes plenty of practical guidance to get you started straightaway.
What you'll learn
- Discover the tools needed for Silverlight 3 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 features and coding practices new to Silverlight 3 that set 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.
While this is not a design-oriented text, Beginning Silverlight 3 approaches the subject in an open manner, showing how applications are put together across the developer-designer divide so that you are well equipped to work seamlessly with your colleagues (or indeed perform both roles with the aid of a suitable design text).
Table of Contents
- Welcome to Silverlight 3
- Introduction to Visual Studio 2008
- Layout Management in Silverlight 3
- Silverlight 3 Controls
- Data Binding and Silverlight List Controls
- Data Access and Networking
- Navigation Framework
- Local Storage in Silverlight
- Introduction to Expression Blend
- Styling in Silverlight
- Transformations and Animation
- Custom Controls
PUBLICATION DATE: 11/30/2009
CATEGORY: Computers, Design