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Foundation Expression Blend 3 with Silverlight
     

Foundation Expression Blend 3 with Silverlight

by Victor Gaudioso
 

The only real tool for developing cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) for that last 11 years has been Flash; until now! Silverlight 3 allows you to develop cross-platform rich Internet applications in a fraction of the time because of the extensive and very powerful .NET 3.5 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 3 IDE, and an enhanced workflow

Overview

The only real tool for developing cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) for that last 11 years has been Flash; until now! Silverlight 3 allows you to develop cross-platform rich Internet applications in a fraction of the time because of the extensive and very powerful .NET 3.5 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 3 IDE, and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time.

  • Develop stunning RIAs in a short time.
  • Learn some basic object-oriented programming principles.
  • Get familiar with the Blend 3 development environment.


What you’ll learn

  • Learn the Blend 3 and Visual Studio 2008 IDEs.
  • Learn how to create stunning animations using Silverlight 3 Storyboards.
  • Learn how to incorporate video and sound into your RIAs with the Silverlight MediaElement.
  • Learn about and how to develop quickly using Silverlight 3's reusable resources such as UserControls, ControlTemplates and DataTemplates.
  • Learn about the new Visual State Manager and the State panel in Blend 3 to quickly and easily add MouseEnter and MouseLeave states to your UserControls.
  • Put everything you have learned together to create a sample Silverlight 3 website.


Who this book is for

Web designers and developers wanting to learn Expression Blend 3 from the ground up. Those who have a background in the development of RIAs and want to learn this technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Setting Up the Silverlight Development Environment
  2. The Blend 3 Integrated Development Environment
  3. C#, XAML, and Object-Oriented Programming
  4. Controls
  5. Storyboards
  6. Using the VSM and Blend 3’s States Panel to Create a Silverlight Media Player
  7. The Silverlight MediaElement
  8. The WPF Toolkit
  9. Events and EventHandlers
  10. Classes and Interfaces
  11. ControlTemplates, Styles, and Custom UserControls
  12. Writing a Custom Content Panel
  13. Building a Sketchflow Prototype
  14. Putting Everything Together to Build a Sample Silverlight Website


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430219507
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
06/21/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Victor Gaudioso is a senior application engineer at IdentityMine, a top-tier software company specializing in designing and developing cutting edge software applications, creating customized WPF/Blend and Silverlight training programs and creating tools for designers and developers. Victor has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Harrah's, Mattel, NBC/Universal, Disney, Best Buy, GameStop, Vivendi Universal Games, and New Line Cinema, among others. Victor, a former Flash/ActionScript engineer, still stays active in the Flash community by writing articles and tutorials on ActionScript.org, where he is also a moderator.

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