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Research and Markets: New One-of-a-Kind Reference Shows You, with Full-Color Illustrations, How to Create Rich Interactive Apps with Silverlight

November 28, 2007; 09:27 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c75597) has announced the addition of Silverlight(TM) 1.0 to their offering.

This Wrox book, Silverlight 1.0, will introduce developers to the initial release of Microsoft's Silverlight platform and assist them in the creation of Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs). In addition to introducing the capabilities of this platform, the authors show readers how to implement Silverlight using its component languages, tools and techniques.

The book shows developers exactly how to build everything from basic, static Silverlight-enabled HTML pages, to advanced, Silverlight-enhanced ASP.NET applications. Along with these various applications, this book will address security, data access using AJAX, and the latest tools for building Silverlight applications, including Visual Studio 2007, Expression Blend 2.0 and Expression Media Encoder.

Silverlightthe hot new web technology based on the powerful WPF graphics platform that ships with Windows Vistais the web developer's choice for creating cross-platform interactive applications that work in multiple browsers. This one-of-a-kind reference 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 gives you a comprehensive introduction to Silverlight. You'll see the vivid graphics and video images you can achieve. You will learn to use the component languages, tools, and techniques of Silverlight to create applications that enhance the user experience. You'll also discover how to leverage existing technologies, such as JavaScript®, XAML, ASP.NET, and AJAX, and incorporate them with development tools like Visual Studio®, Expression® Encoder, and Expression Blend. Soon you'll be building everything from basic static pages to Internet applications that integrate rich media and animation.

What you will learn from this book:

- Easy ways to incorporate graphics, animation, audio, and video into Internet applications

- Methods for creating rich media apps that run on Windows® and Mac®, as well as in Internet Explorer, Firefox®, and Safari

- How to write standard JavaScript within an HTML page to manipulate and program against any XAML DOM element, storyline animation, or video

- Ways to integrate Silverlight within existing HTML pages, web sites, and ASP.NET applications

- How to handle data access in Silverlight applications using AJAX

Who this book is for

This book is for professional web developers who want to take advantage of Silverlight's capabilities to create rich interactive applications

About the author:

Devin Rader is a Product Manager on the Infragistics Web Client team, responsible for leading the creation of Infragistics ASP.NET and Silverlight products. Devin is also an active proponent and member of the .NET developer community, being a co-founder of the St. Louis .NET User Group, an active member of the New Jersey .NET User Group, a former board member of the International .NET Association (INETA), and a regular speaker at user groups. He is also a contributing author on the Wrox title Professional ASP.NET 2.0 and a technical editor for several other Wrox publications and has written columns for ASP.NET Pro magazine, as well as .NET technology articles for MSDN Online.

Jason Beres is the Director of Product Management for Infragistics, the world's leading publisher of presentation layer tools. Jason is also one of the founders of Florida .NET User Groups, he is founder of the New Jersey .NET User Group, he is a Visual Basic .NET MVP, he is on the INETA Speakers Bureau, and he is on the INETA Board of Directors. Jason is the author of several books on .NET development, an international speaker, and a frequent columnist for several .NET publications. He also keeps very active in the .NET community.

J. Ambrose Little is the User Experience and Guidance group lead at Infragistics. He is a Microsoft Solutions Architect MVP, an ASPInsider, author of numerous articles, co-author of Professional ADO.NET 2 and ASP.NET 2.0 MVP Hacks and Tips from Wrox, and he has spoken at various user groups, events, and conferences. Hes been designing and developing web sites and applications professionally for more than 8 years.

Grant Hinkson is Director of Visual Design at Infragistics, a software company specializing in reusable interface components and application design. He is passionate about design, usability, and technology and is rewarded by working with a team of people who share similar passions. He loves both design and development and thrives in the worlds of Silverlight and WPF, where he gets to exercise both sides of his brain. Grant has been involved with both WPF and Silverlight since their pre-Beta days, working with Expression Blend when it was affectionately known by its codename Sparkle. Grant is author of the Fireworks to XAML Exporter, is a frequent contributor to Adobes Developer Center site, and has spoken at major industry design events.



Chapter 1: Introduction to Silverlight.

Chapter 2: Building Silverlight Applications Using XAML.

Chapter 3: Designing Silverlight Applications Using Expression Blend 2.

Chapter 4: Coding Silverlight Applications with JavaScript and XAML.

Chapter 5: Using Silverlight with ASP.NET.

Chapter 6: Silverlight 1.1 and the CLR.

Chapter 7: Video Player: Silverlight 1.0 Case Example.

Appendix A: Silverlight Object Reference.

Appendix B: XAML Reference.

Appendix C: Silverlight Online Resources.


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