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Using Silverlight 4, you can build richer and more powerful applications than ever before, and deploy them seamlessly in browsers, on desktop computers, and even on Windows Phone 7. In Silverlight 4 Unleashed, Microsoft Silverlight MVP Laurent Bugnion covers everything you need to do all this, and much more.
The only full-color, example-rich guide to Silverlight 4 for experienced Microsoft developers, Silverlight 4 Unleashed illuminates the entire development process: from installing Silverlight tools to building great user experiences, managing data to optimizing application performance.
You’ll master core Silverlight features such as controls and properties; communicating with web services; efficiently creating data-oriented line-of-business applications; working with external frameworks, and more. Bugnion concludes by showing how to use advanced features such as 3D-like effects and multitouch to deliver an even smoother, richer experience.
Laurent Bugnion works as a senior user-experience integrator for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies committed to redefining the user experience and a Microsoft Gold Partner dedicated to easing the adoption and optimal use of Microsoft presentation technologies, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, Surface, and Windows 7.
Privately, he codes in Silverlight, WPF, and ASP.NET. He blogs on http://blog.galasoft.ch and writes on http://www.galasoft.ch, where he publishes articles, prototypes, and demos related to the previously mentioned technologies. In 2008, he earned an MCTS for WPF. (In October of that same year, his book Silverlight 2 Unleashed was published.) This year, 2010, is his fourth year as a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight), and he was selected this year as Silverlight MVP of the year.
Laurent is based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he lives with his wife, Chi Meei, and his two daughters, Alise and Laeticia.
Although Microsoft has ceased development of future Silverlight editions, it continues to be used by numerous website developers and it still exists as a project type in Visual... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robin T. Wernick
The author has the extremely annoying habit of referring to a past edition of his book to find explanations. Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by A user in Orange County, CA
If you are not new to .Net, but are new to Silverlight this is an excellent book. I had not done much in Silverlight other than the hello world style apps. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by Jason Short
"Silverlight is very much a story of continuity between versions. ... For developers who are completely new to Silverlight, we provide a free copy (as a PDF download) of... Read morePublished on August 28, 2011 by A. Nahir
As a rookie Silverlight/.NET developer, I found this book very helpful. My only major problem is that the book does not go into enough detail with regard to using MVVM style... Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Dev
You get a free digital copy of SL2 when you buy this SL4 book, but the book constantly refers back to SL2 chapters and sections and you'll find that it's simply not effective... Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by AL
The first two chapters will bring in a beginner level audience only to find a much different book with chapter 3 and beyond. Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by Phoenix Developer
This book is a wonderful guide to Silverlight 4, well written and with a good flow of explanation and example. Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I became aware of Laurent Bugnion through his outstanding presentation at MIX 10 and subsequently via his even more outstanding community contribution of the MVVM Light Toolkit. Read morePublished on January 1, 2011 by Mike Lawton