Introducing Silverlight 4

  • Authors
  • Ashish Ghoda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction to Silverlight

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-26
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  3. Content Integration in Silverlight Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
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      Pages 185-236
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  4. Improving User Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
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      Pages 355-381
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      Pages 383-414
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      Pages 415-452
  5. Advanced Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 453-453
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  6. Testing and Deploying Silverlight RIAs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
    2. Ashish Ghoda
      Pages 615-644
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 675-720

About this book


Introducing Silverlight 4 brings you up to speed with version 4 of Silverlight quickly and efficiently. The book builds off your understanding of the basics of .NET coding and WPF, allowing your journey to Silverlight 4 proficiency to be as quick and painless as possible. The text highlights where coding techniques are similar to other, more established areas of the .NET framework. Likewise, when your existing coding habits lead you to a syntax or conceptual ’gotcha,’ the text points that out, too.

This book provides you with fast-track coverage of all the most important elements of the Silverlight 4 technology ranging from XAML to standard controls, from dealing with media to networking, from testing to deployment. It also reveals features introduced with Silverlight 4 and offers guidance on how to best utilize them. The book concludes with a pair of fully worked sample applications for you to follow through, because nothing reinforces your understanding of how concepts fit together as much as looking at finished code.

It is assumed that readers are already be comfortable with the workings of the .NET framework. Knowledge of Expression Blend is useful, but not mandatory: you’ll learn the Blend techniques that you need to know as you go through the book. By the end, you will have followed a sound, concise path to mastery of Silverlight 4.


.NET Framework Animation Debugging Windows Presentation Foundation XAML control technology

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