By Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda
Speeded up Silverlight three teaches you the way to wake up to hurry with the most recent model of Silverlight speedy and successfully. The e-book assumes you are already happy with the fundamentals of .NET coding and with WPF and builds in your current wisdom to make your trip to Silverlight three talent as quickly and painless as attainable. the place coding options are just like different, extra demonstrated, parts of .NET, the textual content says so. Likewise, the place there is a syntax or conceptual "gotcha" that you are latest coding behavior will stroll you into, the textual content issues that out, too.
This e-book provide you with fast-track insurance of all of the most crucial parts of the Silverlight three know-how starting from XAML to straightforward controls, from facing media to networking, from checking out to deployment. It concludes with a couple of totally labored pattern purposes that you can stick with via, simply because not anything reinforces your realizing of the way strategies healthy jointly up to taking a look at entire code.
It is thought that readers are already be ok with the workings of the .NET Framework. wisdom of Expression mixture comes in handy, yet no longer crucial: you will research the mix recommendations it is advisable be aware of as you battle through the booklet. by means of the tip, you could have a legitimate, concise, route to mastery of Silverlight 3.
What you will study
- Migrate your latest .NET talents to Silverlight three as fast as possible
- examine every thing you must be aware of to begin constructing caliber Silverlight three purposes with confidence
- discover labored case reviews displaying ideas and most sensible practices in a code-heavy type that you should relate to
Who is that this e-book for?
This e-book is for .NET builders, whether or not they are previewing .NET 4.0, already utilizing .NET 3.5, or are within the technique of migrating up from .NET 2.0. the purpose is to ease people's migration paths up to attainable, so the textual content contains notes to focus on very important positive aspects of .NET 3.5 and 4.0 that folks have to be conscious of and in addition to spotlight the place Silverlight's operating and syntax differs considerably from that of WPF.
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Extra info for Accelerated Silverlight
These are required to support some of the key features of Silverlight, including resources, data binding, and template binding.
Developers can cascade styles by basing them on each other. • Enhanced control-skinning capabilities enable developers to define a common set of controls external to application, allowing the reuse of styles and control skins across applications. This enhancement helps organizations to apply, maintain, and control a consistent look and feel for applications. • Improved text rendering enables efficient rendering and rapid animation of text. The use of local fonts improves overall application performance.
While we built the application, I highlighted the key development aspect changes in Silverlight 3 compared to Silverlight 2. This should help if you are familiar with Silverlight 2 and would like to learn how to migrate Silverlight 2 applications to Silverlight 3. The next stop on our journey through practical Silverlight development takes us to understand XAML. Many of the core concepts needed to understand how Silverlight works are covered in the next chapter, including markup extensions, dependency properties, and previews of features such as data binding and styling applications.
Accelerated Silverlight by Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda