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Pro Silverlight 4 in VB-Matthew MacDonald
Pro Silverlight 4 in VB  
by Matthew MacDonald (Author)
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Publisher : Apress-1
Publish date : 01-May-2011
Category : Computer Books New Arrival
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Binding : Paperback
Availability : Is Imported ships within 3 to 4 weeks.
List Price :   Rs. 699
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ISBN : 9781430235484 / Indian ISBN 13: 9788132202653
Pages : 896
Book Summary : Pro Silverlight 4 in VB

Silverlight 4 is the latest iteration of Microsoft's cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, Silverlight 3, it rides atop the .NET framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications.

Pro Silverlight 4 in VB is an invaluable reference for professional developers wanting to discover the new features of Silverlight. Author Matthew MacDonald's expert advice guides you through creating rich media applications using Silverlight in the environment you're most productive in—no matter what the target platform. As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight—all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications.

In this book, MacDonald provides a comprehensive tutorial written from professional developer to professional developer.

What you’ll learn

  • Develop rich media applications using Silverlight across browsers and platforms.
  • Create a project, set up a layout, and use controls.
  • Handle both 2D and 3D drawing, animation, and media playback through Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).
  • Integrate web services support.
  • Use Silverlight in conjunction with ASP.NET and its interactions with HTML.

Who this book is for
.NET developers encountering Silverlight for the first time. No prior knowledge of WPF or ASP.NET is assumed.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Silverlight
  2. XAML
  3. Layout
  4. Dependency Properties and Routed Events
  5. Elements
  6. The Application Model
  7. Navigation
  8. Shapes and Geometries
  9. Brushes, Transforms, and Bitmaps
  10. Animation
  11. Sound, Video, and Deep Zoom
  12. Styles and Behaviors
  13. Templates and Custom Controls
  14. Browser Integration
  15. ASP.NET Web Services
  16. Data Binding
  17. Data Controls
  18. File Access
  19. Multithreading
  20. Networking
  21. Out-of-Browser Applications

About the Author
Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and he's the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET, and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics. Send e-mail to him with praise, condemnation, and everything in between, to p2p@prosetech.com.

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