Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date
Get started with Microsoft's cross-platform plug-in for rich internet applications
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: April 2008
Pages: 212

Design rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web using Silverlight 2, Microsoft's hot runtime application. Available only as an ebook, this concise, easy-to-understand introduction provides complete step-by-step instructions for using everything Silverlight 2 has to offer, including tools for animation, vector graphics, video playback, .NET support for web services and networking, as well as LINQ, Microsoft's native data querying tool.

Essential Silverlight 2 helps you take advantage of Microsoft's cross-browser plug-in with:

  • Clever ways to create interactive UIs that are more robust and easier to debug and test than what you can achieve on other platforms
  • Scores of tested JavaScript and C# code examples that you can reuse in your own applications
  • Expert guidance from an author who understands RIA technologies, including ASP.NET, Flash, PHP, and JavaScript

Ready to deliver a more complete Web experience? Essential Silverlight 2 offers a world of possibilities.

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The content is great as far as it goes. The content and example depth is adequate for a beginner, and is very readable

HOWEVER, the update element is a total waste of time. The idea is that updated pages are downloaded and then printed. However, the paper size is totally useless for most printers ! The very small pages are impossibel to print accurately.

This effort was probably released during the beta exercise, so while I understand the principle here, next time wait for the full release and a comprehensive book to match

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