By Robert Lair
Once you've gotten mastered the fundamentals, you are going to flow directly to gaining a better wisdom of a few of the groundbreaking new beneficial properties of the Silverlight technology.
The growing to be acclaim for net 2.0 functions is expanding person expectancies for top quality website design, presentation, and performance. it truly is into this weather that Microsoft is freeing Silverlight three, the 3rd generation of its cross-browser net presentation know-how and the second one to journey on most sensible of the .NET platform. starting Sliverlight three brings you to the state of the art of internet 2.0 software layout and contains lots of functional suggestions to get you all started straightaway.
What you are going to research
- observe the instruments wanted for Silverlight three improvement, the jobs each one performs, and the way they have interaction to provide a unbroken result.
- comprehend the elemental strategies and strategies that lie on the middle of each profitable Silverlight software and the way to use them for your personal projects.
- discover the recent gains and coding practices Silverlight provides to you as a developer that units it except different web-development tools.
Who is that this publication for?
This booklet is for someone with an curiosity in net improvement. A uncomplicated familiarity with net improvement and straightforward C# coding turns out to be useful, yet under no circumstances a demand. This ebook will educate you every little thing you should know.
While this isn't a design-oriented textual content, starting Silverlight methods the topic in an open demeanour, exhibiting how purposes are prepare around the developer-designer divide so you are good outfitted to paintings seamlessly along with your colleagues (or certainly practice either roles by means of an appropriate layout text).
About the Apress starting Series
The starting sequence from Apress is the best option to get the data you want to land that the most important entry–level task. those books will educate you a regular and significant expertise from the floor up simply because they're explicitly designed to take you from “novice to professional.” You’ll commence your trip by means of seeing what you want to know—but with out unnecessary idea and filler. You’ll construct your ability set through studying find out how to prepare real–world initiatives step-by-step. So even if your target is your subsequent profession problem or a brand new studying chance, the start sequence from Apress will take you there—it is your relied on advisor via surprising territory!
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Additional info for Beginning Silverlight 3 Dec 2009
Layout Management Silverlight provides a very flexible layout management system that lets you specify how controls will appear in your Silverlight application. You can use a static layout as well as a liquid layout that allows your layout to automatically adjust as your Silverlight application is resized in the browser. Each of the five layout controls provided in Silverlight 3 has its advantages and disadvantages, as summarized in Table 3-1. Let’s begin by looking at the most basic layout control: the Canvas panel.
At the same time, the Grid control is significantly more complex than the others, as you’ll see in the following exercises. Try It Out: Using the Grid Control Let’s try out a simple Grid panel with four buttons. 1. In Visual Studio 2008, create a new Silverlight application named Ch3_GridPanel and allow Visual Studio to create a Web Site project to host the application. 2. For this example, you are going to need a bit more space in which to work.
Let’s build a Silverlight application. Try It Out: Hello World in Silverlight 3 In this exercise, you’ll build the Hello World Silverlight 3 application. I personally hate the Hello World sample, but it is used often because it is so simple and provides a good introduction. Who am I to break with tradition? Let’s get started. 1. Start Visual Studio 2008 and Select File ~TRA New ~TRA Project from the main menu. 31 CHAPTER 2 ■ INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL STUDIO 2008 2. In the New Project dialog box, select Visual C# as the project type, and in the list under that type, choose Silverlight.