Silverlight 4: Problem - Design - Solution

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2010 - Computers - 576 pages
A hands-on guide to Microsoft's latest rich application development technology: Silverlight 4

Silverlight 4 is the newest version of the rich Internet application toolkit that provides support for .NET capabilities over the Internet. With this latest release of Silverlight, Microsoft has revolutionized the way that Web applications can be created. This book uses the popular Problem – Design – Solution strategy to demonstrate how to harness the power and abilities of Silverlight 4 to add value to the overall user experience of a Web site.

Using a Web site created by the author as a reference point, you'll go through the steps of creating a live, fully functional application for the Web using Silverlight 4 and the Silverlight Control Toolkit. Along the way, the book addresses important design considerations, such as the use of Web Services and the SQL Server database.

  • Uses the popular Problem – Design – Solution format show you how to harness the power of the latest version of Silverlight, Microsoft's rich Internet application toolkit
  • Puts the author's own Web site to task as you learn to create rich user interfaces that integrate video, HTML, and social networking components
  • Explains system linking and data flow, end user interface, system architecture based on Silverlight 4 and .NET 4, and more
  • Includes coverage on integrating social networking and Facebook

With this book, you'll quickly get started using the new features of Silverlight 4 to enhance the user experience of a Web site.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


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Chapter 1 FitnessTrackerPlus An Overview of the FitnessTrackerPlus Application
Chapter 2 Prepare to Be Popular Providing a Scalable Architecture
Chapter 3 Sign Me Up Using Membership Authentication and Profile Services in Silverlight
Chapter 4 Welcome Home Creating the Users Personal Home Page
Chapter 5 One More Slice Cant Hurt Creating the Food Log Page
Chapter 6 Time to Hit the Gym Creating the Exercise Log
Chapter 7 Am I Working Hard Enough? Creating the Measurement Log Page
Chapter 8 Unfinished Business Finishing up the Dashboard Page
Chapter 9 Sharing Your Success Creating the Public Fitness Journal
Chapter 10 Social Networking Developing a MySpace Application with Silverlight
Chapter 11 This Site Doesnt Run Itself
Chapter 12 Lets Go Live Finishing and Deploying FitnessTrackerPlus

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Nick Lecrenski is the founder and lead developer of, a popular fitness tracking web site developed entirely in Silverlight.

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