Fun With Silverlight 4: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Rich Internet Applications With Examples in C#, Asp.net, Xaml, Media, Webcam, Ajax, Rest and Web Services

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov 11, 2011 - Computers - 602 pages
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Simple, concise, instructive and informative - Tim Heuer, Microsoft (Redmond, WA)

"This is a great book for someone looking to get a broad view of the Silverlight 4 platform. It is very simple to read/understand for anyone wanting to get started. The book is very illustrative - literally - to provide good visuals about each of the core concepts. At the end of reading this book and following the examples, the reader should be able to quickly start building "real" applications using the basic concepts. ... Recommend."


"Handy guide for you to find specific solutions you want to achieve in Silverlight 4" - Kunal Chowdhury, a Silverlight MVP


This book illustrates more than 100 features in Silverlight using a simple problem/solution approach. It takes one feature at a time and guides you in progressive journey where you begin by using the basic components, then by creating graphics and animations. You then create rich media applications on the client and web services, and delve into calling advanced Web services like AJAX, REST and WCF services from Silverlight.

The book takes an example approach for all problems and features, and illustrates with class diagrams what objects and methods are used and how the elements of a Silverlight project are created in easy to understand format.

In the Book
  1. Design a Rich Internet Application
  2. Extend the Control Framework
  3. Create Compelling Graphics
  4. Work with Animation
  5. Extend the Browser Programming Model
  6. Bring Data Visualization to the Web
  7. Develop with ASP.NET and Ajax
  8. Work with Web Services
  9. Create Rich Silverlight Media Applications
  10. Deliver Enhanced and Interactive Streaming Video Experiences

The book assumes the reader has a basic understanding of web technologies and .Net programming languages, and is targeted at the intermediate to advanced Silverlight developer.

Rave Reviews

"A unique and thorough book" - Michael Microsoft MVP

"Learning with fun" - Syed Ahmad (Web Developer)

"Awesome book, straight to the point, great code samples, a must have." - Andy Chauhan (RIA Developer)

"Great book with tons of details !" - Michael Crump, a Silverlight MVP

"Putting the FUN into Silverlight 4" - Richard T. Kingslan (Microsoft)

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About the author (2011)

Rajesh Lal is passionate about Silverlight and Web technologies. He specializes in web and mobile technologies and has received numerous awards for his articles on Windows and Gadgets. He is also a frequent contributor to Windows Magazine, Code Project website, and MSDN magazine. With over a decade of experience in the IT industry, Rajesh enjoys taking an objective and pragmatic approach to developing applications and make extra effort to simplify complex topics. He has a master's degree in computer science and holds both MCSD and MCAD titles. He currently resides in Mountain View, California. Follow at Twitter: @rajeshlalnokia Personal website: http: //irajesh.com Questions? Email connectrajesh@hotmail.com For book downloads, updates and other resources visit http: //silverlightfun.com

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