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A thorough revision of the bestselling Silverlight 4 in Action. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. You'll also explore WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more—with dozens of code samples you can use in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. About the Book

This hands-on guide explores Silverlight from the ground up, covering every feature in rich, practical detail. It is readable and the coverage is comprehensive. You'll master networking, MVVM, and more—with dozens of code samples you can use in Visual Studio or the free Visual Web Developer Express.

Silverlight 5 in Action teaches you how to build desktop-quality applications you can deploy on the web. Beginners will appreciate the progression from simple examples to full applications that employ good design and coding practices. Seasoned . NET developers will love how the sample code embraces and extends what they already know.

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside 2D and 3D graphics and animation Business application services, rules, and validation The MVVM pattern and testing Free appendixes (150 pages) available online

A background in C# or VB.NET is helpful, but no knowledge of Silverlight or XAML is required.

========================================​==== Table of Contents

    PART 1 CORE SILVERLIGHT
  1. Introducing Silverlight
  2. XAML and the property system
  3. The application model and the plug-in
  4. Working with HTML and browsers
  5. Out-of-browser applications
  6. The security model and elevated trust
  7. PART 2 CREATING THE USER INTERFACE
  8. Rendering, layout, and transforming
  9. Panels
  10. Human input
  11. Text fundamentals
  12. Editing plain and rich text
  13. Control basics and UserControls
  14. Animation and behaviors
  15. Resources, styles, and control templates
  16. Extensions, converters, custom controls, and panels
  17. PART 3 WORKING WITH DATA AND SERVICES
  18. Binding
  19. Data controls: DataGrid and DataForm
  20. Input validation
  21. Networking basics
  22. Working with SOAP services
  23. RESTful services with the ASP.NET Web API
  24. Working with XML, JSON, RSS, and Atom
  25. Duplex, sockets, and local connections
  26. PART 4 2D AND 3D GRAPHICS
  27. Graphics and effects
  28. Working with images
  29. Introduction to 3D
  30. 3D lighting, texturing, and animation
  31. PART 5 MAKING THE MOST OF THE PLATFORM
  32. Pop-ups, windows, and full-screen applications
  33. Navigation
  34. Working with files and directories
  35. Printing
  36. COM, Native Extensions, and p-invoke
  37. PART 6 BEST PRACTICES
  38. Structuring and testing with the MVVM pattern
  39. Debugging your application
  40. The install experience and preloaders

Synopsis:

Microsoft's Silverlight is the only development platform that combines the performance, security, and flexibility of a desktop application with cross-platform deployment. The latest version, Silverlight 5, offers tons of new features including improved video, audio, and text rendering, enhanced MVVM support, XNA-based 3D and sound APIs, and under-the-hood performance upgrades.

Silverlight 5 in Action is a thorough revision of the bestselling Silverlight 4 in Action. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. It also explores WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more, with dozens of code samples that can be used in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

About the Author

Pete Brown is the Silverlight/WPF/XAML Community Program Manager with Microsoft, leading the Developer Community team. Before joining Microsoft, he was recognized as a Silverlight MVP, a popular INETA speaker, and successful RIA Architect focusing on Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Forms. You'll find Pete at 10rem.net or on Twitter at @pete_brown.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617290312
Author:
Brown, Pete
Publisher:
Manning Publications
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Subject:
.NET;2010 Express;API;MVVM;Mac;Microsoft;RIA;SDK;Silverlight;Silverlight 5;Visual Studio 2010;Visual Web Developer;WCF;Windows;Windows Phone;XNA;audio;business features;cross-platform;desktop application;development platform;games;rich media;text renderin
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120602
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
1000
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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Microsoft's Silverlight is the only development platform that combines the performance, security, and flexibility of a desktop application with cross-platform deployment. The latest version, Silverlight 5, offers tons of new features including improved video, audio, and text rendering, enhanced MVVM support, XNA-based 3D and sound APIs, and under-the-hood performance upgrades.

Silverlight 5 in Action is a thorough revision of the bestselling Silverlight 4 in Action. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. It also explores WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more, with dozens of code samples that can be used in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

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