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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 resultUnderstand the fundamental concepts and techniques that lie at the heart of every successful Silverlight application and how to apply them to your own projectsExplore 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 Deployment
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Silverlight 3 is the latest iteration of Microsofta (TM)s cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the web. Like its predecessor, Silverlight 2, it rides atop the .NET Framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering) and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications.
Beginning Silverlight 3 is aimed at novice software developers who come from either a development or design background. It takes readers systematically through the installation, configuration and operation of the three key technologies that need to be understood to work with Silverlight: Expression Design, Expression Blend and Visual Studio. With a firm grounding in how these tools work together, and a plethora of sample applications to provide practical illustration, readers will be well placed to start their journey of discovery with this exciting new technology.