Silverlight 5 in Action

Revised Edition of Silverlight 4 in Action

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Summary

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
    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
    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. Rendering, layout, and transforming
    8. Panels
    9. Human input
    10. Text fundamentals
    11. Editing plain and rich text
    12. Control basics and UserControls
    13. Animation and behaviors
    14. Resources, styles, and control templates
    15. Extensions, converters, custom controls, and panels
    16. Binding
    17. Data controls: DataGrid and DataForm
    18. Input validation
    19. Networking basics
    20. Working with SOAP services
    21. RESTful services with the ASP.NET Web API
    22. Working with XML, JSON, RSS, and Atom
    23. Duplex, sockets, and local connections
    24. Graphics and effects
    25. Working with images
    26. Introduction to 3D
    27. 3D lighting, texturing, and animation
    28. Pop-ups, windows, and full-screen applications
    29. Navigation
    30. Working with files and directories
    31. Printing
    32. COM, Native Extensions, and p-invoke
    33. Structuring and testing with the MVVM pattern
    34. Debugging your application
    35. The install experience and preloaders

 

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning Publications (June 5, 2012)
  • Length: 1000 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781617290312

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