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Silverlight 5 in Action

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.

Author Name: Pete Brown

Publisher: Manning Publications

Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 5

In particular, this book will serve developers who want to learn how to design business applications. It will introduce the patterns you’ll use, the issues you’ll face, and how to resolve them. Author Chris Anderson, who has been building line-of-business applications for over a decade, demonstrates his expertise through a candid presentation of how to tackle real-life issues, rather than just avoiding them. Developers will benefit from his hard-won expertise through business application design patterns that he shares throughout the book.

What you’ll learn

  • How to structure your project to ensure a robust and maintainable application
  • How to create user interfaces with XAML and bind controls to data
  • How to communicate securely between the server and the client
  • How to view and maintain data within a Silverlight user interface
  • How to design unique user experiences and use advanced styling techniques
  • How to implement standard business application paradigms in Silverlight

 

Author Name: Chris Anderson

Publisher: Apress

Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX

This book is aimed at equipping you, the developer, to understand the technologies that are available to allow you to rapidly build secure, quality web experiences. Note that I use the term experiences and not applications or sites. That is because the user experience is the heart of the future Web.

 

Silverlight and ASP.NET Revealed

Microsoft Silverlight allows you to create rich multimedia interfaces with the power and flexibility of Flash, but with the extensibility and the great tools that .NET offers. With Silverlight and ASP.NET Revealed, you’ll learn to use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology in conjunction with ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2008 (code name Orcas). You will ultimately incorporate Silverlight into an ASP.NET web site and use the ASP.NET controls that render Silverlight content. You’ll get the basics of Silverlight, too, making this book a must–read for any web developer curious about Silverlight.

Silverlight 2 Visual Essential

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in like Flash that delivers rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports a number of different programming languages and techniques (making it cross-platform) and all major browsers (cross-browser support). There is lots of interest in Microsoft’s Flash killer and several conferences have seen heavy support for the tech. There is little published information on this on the market now and we will be one of, if not the, first to market with info on Silverlight.

Silverlight 4 Unleashed

Using Silverlight 4, you can build richer and more powerful applications than ever before, and deploy them seamlessly in browsers, on desktop computers, and even on Windows Phone 7. In Silverlight 4 Unleashed, Microsoft Silverlight MVP Laurent Bugnion covers everything you need to do all this, and much more.

The only full-color, example-rich guide to Silverlight 4 for experienced Microsoft developers, Silverlight 4 Unleashed illuminates the entire development process: from installing Silverlight tools to building great user experiences, managing data to optimizing application performance.

You’ll master core Silverlight features such as controls and properties; communicating with web services; efficiently creating data-oriented line-of-business applications; working with external frameworks, and more. Bugnion concludes by showing how to use advanced features such as 3D-like effects and multitouch to deliver an even smoother, richer experience.

Professional Silverlight 4

Silverlight 4 is a major new release of Microsoft’s flagship product for building rich, interactive applications that combine animation, graphics, audio, and video. This book, by seasoned Wrox authors and Silverlight experts, gives professional Web developers all the tools necessary to build RIAs using the new Silverlight capabilities. You will gain a complete, thorough understanding of both core and advanced platform concepts, with examples in C#.

 

Foundation Expression Blend 2 Building Applications in WPF and Silverlight

In this book, you’ll:
• Learn the Blend 2 and Visual Studio 2008 development environments
• Create designs using Blend 2’s unique tools
• Use XAML and C# to add interactivity to your designs
• Publish your Rich Media Applications to the Web using Silverlight
The only real tool available for creating Rich Media Applications, web-based animations, and games has been Flash—until now! WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) and Silverlight have opened the door of Rich Media Application development to Microsoft .NET developers. With Microsoft’s new Blend 2 and Visual Studio 2008, you can now create compelling Rich Media Applications complete with animations…

Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date

Design rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web using Silverlight 2, Microsoft’s hot runtime application. Available only as an ebook, this concise, easy-to-understand introduction provides complete step-by-step instructions for using everything Silverlight 2 has to offer, including tools for animation, vector graphics, video playback, .NET support for web services and networking, as well as LINQ, Microsoft’s native data querying tool. Essential Silverlight 2 helps you take advantage of Microsoft’s cross-browser plug-in with:
• Clever ways to create interactive UIs that are more robust and easier to debug and test than what you can achieve on other platforms
• Scores of tested JavaScript and C# code…
• Expert guidance from an author who understands RIA technologies, including ASP.NET, Flash, PHP, and JavaScript
Ready to deliver a more complete Web experience? Essential Silverlight 2 offers a world of possibilities.

 

Silverlight 4 in Action

Silverlight in Action, Revised Edition is a fast-paced, comprehensive tutorial that guides the reader from creating “Hello World” to coding production-quality, data-driven rich internet applications with graphics, audio, and video content. Written for a developer who already knows how to code in C#, this fluff-free book covers the basics quickly and dives into the heart of Silverlight development using XAML (a language for creating user interface elements) and Visual Studio 2010. You’ll learn not only how to accomplish tasks, but how the underlying runtime works.
In addition to the fundamentals, the book covers the new features in Silverlight like pixel shaders, webcam and microphone, as well as WCF RIA Services and patterns like MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel). It explains developing offline and “out-of-browser” applications, managing video and audio, handling validation, navigation and deep-linking, and how each Silverlight feature fits into the overall Silverlight ecosystem.

 

Publisher: Manning Publications 2010

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