Silverlight 5 in Action

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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.

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Overview

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

  1. PART 1 CORE SILVERLIGHT
  2. Introducing Silverlight
  3. XAML and the property system
  4. The application model and the plug-in
  5. Working with HTML and browsers
  6. Out-of-browser applications
  7. The security model and elevated trust

  8. PART 2 CREATING THE USER INTERFACE
  9. Rendering, layout, and transforming
  10. Panels
  11. Human input
  12. Text fundamentals
  13. Editing plain and rich text
  14. Control basics and UserControls
  15. Animation and behaviors
  16. Resources, styles, and control templates
  17. Extensions, converters, custom controls, and panels

  18. PART 3 WORKING WITH DATA AND SERVICES
  19. Binding
  20. Data controls: DataGrid and DataForm
  21. Input validation
  22. Networking basics
  23. Working with SOAP services
  24. RESTful services with the ASP.NET Web API
  25. Working with XML, JSON, RSS, and Atom
  26. Duplex, sockets, and local connections

  27. PART 4 2D AND 3D GRAPHICS
  28. Graphics and effects
  29. Working with images
  30. Introduction to 3D
  31. 3D lighting, texturing, and animation

  32. PART 5 MAKING THE MOST OF THE PLATFORM
  33. Pop-ups, windows, and full-screen applications
  34. Navigation
  35. Working with files and directories
  36. Printing
  37. COM, Native Extensions, and p-invoke

  38. PART 6 BEST PRACTICES
  39. Structuring and testing with the MVVM pattern
  40. Debugging your application
  41. The install experience and preloaders
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617290312
  • Publisher: Manning Publications Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 1000
  • Sales rank: 820,874
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Pete Brown is the Silverlight/WPF/XAML Community Program Manager with Microsoft, leading the Developer Community team. Before joining Microsoft, he was recognized as a Silverlight MVP, a popular INETA speaker, and successful RIA Architect focusing on Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Forms. You'll find Pete at 10rem.net or on Twitter at @pete_brown.

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