Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4

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Apress, Sep 19, 2010 - Computers - 576 pages

Silverlight 4 has the potential to revolutionize the way we build business applications. With its flexibility, web deployment, cross-platform capabilities, rich .NET language support on the client, rich user interface control set, small runtime, and more, it comes close to the perfect platform in which to build business applications. It’s a very powerful technology, and despite its youth, it’s moving forward at a rapid pace and is gaining widespread adoption.

This book will guide you through the process of designing and developing enterprise-strength business applications in Silverlight 4 and C#. You will learn how to take advantage of the power of Silverlight to develop rich and robust business applications, from getting started to deployment, and everything in between.

In particular, this book will serve developers who want to learn how to design business applications, and introduce the patterns to use, the issues that you’ll face, and how to resolve them. Chris Anderson, who has been building line-of-business applications for years, demonstrates his experience through a candid presentation of how to tackle real-life issues, rather than just avoid them. Developers will benefit from his hard-won expertise through business application design patterns that he shares throughout the book.

With this book in hand, you will

  • Create a fully functional business application in Silverlight
  • Discover how to satisfy all of the general requirements that most business applications need
  • Develop a business application framework

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Good read on business applications for Silverlight

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Silverlight is a neat platform and business applications is one of the areas where it can be used. The author points out correctly that Silverlight offers sandboxed environment which is much more than ... Read full review

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Getting Started with Silverlight
CHAPTER 3 An Introduction to XAML
CHAPTER 4 The Navigation Framework
Using WCF RIA Services
CHAPTER 6 Implementing Summary Lists
CHAPTER 7 Building Data Entry Forms
CHAPTER 8 Securing Your Application
CHAPTER 10 dvanced XAML and Data Binding
CHAPTER 11 Creating Custom Controls
CHAPTER 12 The ModelViewViewModel MVVM Design Pattern
CHAPTER 13 Printing and Reporting
CHAPTER 14 Out of Browser Mode and Interacting with the Operating System
CHAPTER 15 Application Deployment

CHAPTER 9 Styling Your Application

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About the author (2010)

Chris Anderson has been a professional developer for more than 10 years, specializing in building desktop, web, and mobile business applications using Microsoft technologies for industries as wide-ranging as accounting, property valuation, mining, the fresh produce industry, pet cremations, logistics, field services, sales, and construction. Now running his own business, he has turned to Silverlight as the ideal new technology for developing and deploying business applications. Chris currently resides in Sydney, Australia.

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