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Microsoft Silverlight 4 For Dummies

Microsoft Silverlight 4 For Dummies

Phillip Beadle, Mahesh Krishnan

ISBN: 978-0-470-52465-7

May 2010

384 pages

Select type: Paperback

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The fun and easy guide for building Silverlight 4 applications!

Silverlight is a Web browser plugin that enables functions such as animation, streaming media, vector graphics, and audio-video playback that characterize rich Internet applications. It only requires a simple download, after which most end-users are not even aware that it's running. This helpful guide covers everything you need to know in order to start creating applications in Silverlight 4 and then moves on to key topics such as controls, data binding, skinning, using Visual Studio tools, and more.

Whether you have just the most basic programming skills and are interested in learning to develop Silverlight apps or you are an experienced developer looking for an understandable guide on the newest version of Silverlight, Microsoft Silverlight 4 For Dummies is ideal for a wide audience.

  • The Silverlight plugin enables animation, streaming media, vector graphics, and audio-video playback
  • Shows you how to create applications in Silverlight 4
  • Covers important Silverlight topics including controls, data binding, skinning, animations, and more
  • Discusses how to best use the offering of tools from Visual Studio

Get enlightened and start creating Silverlight 4 applications with this book by your side.

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


Part I: Illuminating Silverlight.

Chapter 1: Adding Silverlight to Your Web Development Toolkit.

Chapter 2: Getting Started in Silverlight.

Chapter 3: Enhancing the User Interface.

Part II: Managing Your Silverlight Controls.

Chapter 4: Working with Controls for UI Interactions.

Chapter 5: Laying Out Controls.

Chapter 6: Styling and Skinning Controls.

Chapter 7: Creating Your Own Controls.

Chapter 8: Creating Animations in Silverlight.

Chapter 9: Updating Data the Easy Way with Data Binding.

Part III: Connecting with Data.

Chapter 10: Accessing Data in Silverlight.

Chapter 11: Using WCF Data Services to Store and Manage Data.

Chapter 12: Using WCF RIA Services in Silverlight.

Chapter 13: Accessing Data with WCF RIA Services.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Cool Controls for Collecting and Displaying Data.

Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Get More Out of Silverlight.

Chapter 16: Ten Handy Tips for Writing Silverlight Applications.


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