Silverlight 3 Programmer's Reference

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 10, 2010 - Computers - 608 pages
This valuable reference—in full color—explains the major new release of Silverlight 3 which is dramatically improved over previous versions and makes the development of powerful Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) achievable for everyone. Packed with examples and written by a highly-seasoned team of developers and designers, this book guides you through the languages, tools, and techniques that are used to build applications on the Silverlight 3 platform (Build 40522). Each chapter provides a mini-tutorial on the respective topic, and the examples serve to both educate and inspire you. The information in this book is structured to help prepare you for the real-world challenges you may face when building applications on the Silverlight platform. By the end of the book, you’ll have gained a thorough understanding of how Silverlight applications are architected, developed, and designed.

This book covers:

XAML basics

Silverlight 3 Tools for Visual Studio 2008, Expression Blend 3 and Silverlight Runtime and SDK

Transforming text with render transforms

Using graphics, visuals and adding media for a richer user experience

Building application, making it come alive and responding to user activity

Setting up a control project and using a custom control in an application

 

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Contents

Getting Started
17
Summary
27
Silverlight Architectural Tour
47
Silverlight Developer Toolbox
61
Using Silverlight 3 Essentials
73
Using Silverlight 3 Essentials
75
Silverlight Text
91
Layout
103
Building Applications
269
Summary
293
First Things First Handling CrossCutting Concerns
295
Dealing with Data
321
Designing and Styling the User Interface
351
Making the Application Come Alive
383
Creating Custom Controls
433
Appendices
463

Styling Your App and Dealing with Resources
119
Using Graphics and Visuals
147
Making It Richer with Media
193
Summary
234
Using the Services
235
Building Applications
267
System Windows Reference
473
System Windows Media Reference
495
System Windows Shapes Reference
529
Additional Resources
543
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