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Silverlight 5 in Action

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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.

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    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
    Author:
    Pete Bro
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    Subject:
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    General Computers
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    Subject:
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    Subject:
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    Subject:
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    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
    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:
    Print PDF
    Publication Date:
    20120605
    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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