You are previewing Silverlight 2 Unleashed.
O'Reilly logo
Silverlight 2 Unleashed

Book Description

Full Color Code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend!

Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend!

Silverlight is Microsoft’s new web-based User Interface (UI) technology, based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), which is introducing many revolutionary concepts in the world of UI development. Silverlight uses XAML, with tools like Expression Design and Expression Blend, to create astonishing UI effects (such as gradients, compositions, and animations.) In addition to the richness of the UI elements, Silverlight 2 allows the use of C# or VB in addition to JavaScript to automate web pages. With Silverlight, you have the power of .NET on multiple platforms (IE and Firefox on Windows, Firefox and Safari on Macintosh, and Firefox on Linux). The author brings you up to speed very quickly with numerous hands-on examples.

  • Use XAML to create state-of-the-art user interfaces

  • Create XAML transforms and animations

  • Design compelling user experiences with Microsoft Expression Blend

  • Integrate media into your rich Internet applications

  • Program Silverlight with both JavaScript and .NET languages

  • Deploy Silverlight content to web pages

  • Encode videos with Expression Media Encoder

  • Make the most of Silverlight elements, resources, and styles

  • Use templates to quickly change your application’s look and feel

  • Efficiently debug Silverlight code

  • Use design tools to create graphics that import seamlessly into Silverlight

Laurent Bugnion has been a software engineer since 1996. He has worked with many programming languages and environments, including C, C++, Java, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and, since 2002, the Microsoft .NET platform. He has been honored twice as a Microsoft MVP: first for ASP.NET and now for Client Application Development. He blogs about Silverlight and related technologies at http://blog.galasoft.ch.

ON THE WEB:

Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672330148

Category: Microsoft Programming/Web Programming

Covers: Microsoft® Silverlight 2

User Level: Beginning—Intermediate