Accelerated Silverlight by Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda

By Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda

Speeded up Silverlight three teaches you the way to wake up to hurry with the newest model of Silverlight quick and successfully. The booklet assumes you are already ok with the fundamentals of .NET coding and with WPF and builds in your present wisdom to make your trip to Silverlight three skillability as quickly and painless as attainable. the place coding suggestions are just like different, extra tested, parts of .NET, the textual content says so. Likewise, the place there is a syntax or conceptual "gotcha" that you are current coding conduct will stroll you into, the textual content issues that out, too.
This ebook offers you fast-track insurance of all of the most crucial components of the Silverlight three know-how starting from XAML to plain controls, from facing media to networking, from trying 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 knowing of ways options healthy jointly up to accomplished code.
It is thought that readers are already be pleased with the workings of the .NET Framework. wisdom of Expression mix comes in handy, yet now not crucial: you are going to study the mix concepts you have to comprehend as you plow through the e-book. through the top, you've gotten a legitimate, concise, route to mastery of Silverlight 3.
What you will research
- Migrate your current .NET abilities to Silverlight three as quick as possible

- study every thing you want to recognize to begin constructing caliber Silverlight three functions with confidence

- discover labored case experiences displaying strategies and top practices in a code-heavy variety that you should relate to
Who is that this ebook for?
This ebook is for .NET builders, whether or not they are previewing .NET 4.0, already utilizing .NET 3.5, or are within the strategy 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 spotlight vital positive aspects of .NET 3.5 and 4.0 that individuals must be conscious of and likewise to spotlight the place Silverlight's operating and syntax differs considerably from that of WPF.
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Directly corresponds to a Silverlight object of the same name. Let’s look closer at the XAML. The root element is UserControl, a container for other controls. A UserControl on its own has no visual representation—layout controls such as Canvas and Grid combined with standard controls such as text input boxes and buttons create the visual representation. NET. The next chapter will take a closer look at what goes into user controls in Silverlight. Silverlight has rich support for composing what is ultimately viewed onscreen.

Pixel Shaders drive the visual behavior of the graphical content. By default, Silverlight 3 supports drop-down and blur effects. You can create custom effects using Microsoft’s High-Level Shading Language (HLSL) and DirectX Software Development Kit (SDK). • Theme application support allows you to apply theme-based styles at runtime to Silverlight 3 RIAs. 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.

Xap and the MIME type is application/x-silverlight-app. ■Note If you are using IIS 7, the XAP Silverlight package file type is already related to the application/ x-silverlight-app MIME type. No additional steps are required. Now let’s take a look at Expression Blend 3 Preview, a tool used to lay out user interface controls and create animations in WPF and Silverlight. Without closing Visual Studio, start Expression Blend, and from the Projects tab window, choose Open Project or go to File ➤ Open Project/Solution, and navigate to the solution file created in Visual Studio (in C:\book\examples\ SilverlightApplication1 if you used the same directory structure).

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