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.
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
PART 2 CREATING THE USER INTERFACE
PART 3 WORKING WITH DATA AND SERVICES
PART 4 2D AND 3D GRAPHICS
PART 5 MAKING THE MOST OF THE PLATFORM
PART 6 BEST PRACTICES
XAML and the property system
The application model and the plug-in
Working with HTML and browsers
The security model and elevated trust
Rendering, layout, and transforming
Editing plain and rich text
Control basics and UserControls
Animation and behaviors
Resources, styles, and control templates
Extensions, converters, custom controls, and panels
Pete Brown is the Windows 8 XAML Platform evangelist at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, Pete was a WPF MVP, a Silverlight MVP, and wrote real production code for a living. He's the author of Silverlight 4 in Action and Silverlight 5 in Action, and blogs at http://10rem.net.