Silverlight 1.0
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2008
Pages: 288

Silverlight—the hot new web technology based on the powerfulWPF graphics platform that ships with Windows Vista—is theweb developer's choice for creating cross-platform interactiveapplications that work in multiple browsers. Thisone-of-a-kindreference shows you, with full-color illustrations,how to create rich interactive apps with Silverlight.

In these color-filled pages, a crack team of Wrox experts givesyou a comprehensive introduction to Silverlight. You'll see thevivid graphics and video images you can achieve. You will learn touse the component languages, tools, and techniques of Silverlightto create applications that enhance the user experience. You'llalso discover how to leverage existing technologies, such asJavaScript®, XAML, ASP.NET, and AJAX, and incorporate themwith development tools like Visual Studio®, Expression®Encoder, and Expression Blend. Soon you'll be building everythingfrom basic static pages to Internet applications that integraterich media and animation.

What you will learn from this book

  • Easy ways to incorporate graphics, animation, audio, and videointo Internet applications
  • Methods for creating rich media apps that run on Windows®and Mac®, as well as in Internet Explorer, Firefox®, andSafari

  • How to write standard JavaScript within an HTML page tomanipulate and program against any XAML DOM element, storylineanimation, or video

  • Ways to integrate Silverlight within existing HTML pages, websites, and ASP.NET applications

  • How to handle data access in Silverlight applications usingAJAX

Who this book is for

This book is for professional web developers who want to takeadvantage of Silverlight's capabilities to create rich interactiveapplications.

"[This book] makes a great companion for anyone who wants tolearn the fundamentals of Silverlight without wading through thereference material in the SDK. If you're looking for a trustworthyguide to show you how Silverlight can light up your webapplications, you'll find this book a great starting point."
—Tim Sneath, Group Manager for Client Platform Evangelism,Microsoft Corporation

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