Create rich, cross-platform, interactive Web applications with Microsoft's new Silverlight and this essential guide. Designers will discover how to add animation, audio, video, and other high-impact effects. Programmers will cover Visual Studio®, .NET, and other programming tools, and work with Silverlight's presentation, commu-nications, and data frameworks. Packed with techniques, tips, and a 16-page color insert of striking examples, this is the book you need to succeed with Silverlight.
Make the most of Silverlightwhether you're a designer or programmer
Get up to speed on the architecture, frameworks, and plug-in
Create custom buttons, scroll bars, and menus with XAML tools and brushes
Use the Expression Suite to create stunning user interfaces with media and animations
Encode metadata, add scripts to video, and learn smart media tricks
Implement sockets, parse XML data, and use LINQ to query SQL databases