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Silverlight 3 is dramatically improved over previous versions and makes the development of rich interactive applications (RIAs) more achievable for everyone. Packed with examples and written by a team of seasoned developers and designers, this full-color tutorial demonstrates exactly what Silverlight 3 offers for building RIAs that combine animation, graphics, audio, and video.
With a focus on the capabilities provided by the Silverlight 3platform (Build 40522), this book introduces you to the languages, tools, and techniques needed to build applications on the platform. You'll begin with an overview of Silverlight and move on to topic-by-topic coverage of this new platform's capabilities, including new APIs, objects, services, and concepts. Each chapter provides a mini-tutorial on each topic, and the examples serve to both educate and inspire you. The information in this book is structured to help prepare you for the real-world challenges you may face when building applications on the Silverlight platform.
With this resource, you'll gain a thorough understanding of how Silverlight applications are architected, developed, and designed.
What you will learn from this book
How to solve real-world problems you may face when building your Silverlight applications
Ways to use controls, work with text, lay out views, style applications, use graphics, work with audio, and more
The basics of using designer and developer tools with Silverlight (including Expression Blend and Visual Studio®)
How to use XAML in Silverlight for event handling
Transforming text with render transforms
Who this book is for
This book is for .NET developers who want to learn how to create practical Silverlight 3 applications.
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.
I'd recommend this book for both the beginner and more seasoned developer.
If a program book has many code examples included, and the reader can not compile and run the example code, then the book is worthless.
First, this book is not a reference by any standard since it sorely lacks the breath and depth of coverage.
Wow my first book I ever read in color! This book is great for developers the book covers the UI glitz in a fundamental level that most devs need. Read morePublished on May 10, 2010 by Ricardo Martinez
Calling this book "Programmer's Reference" is pretty much like calling Obama a "Republican President" because he's a president of a republic or calling Bush a "Democratic... Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by Zarko Berberski
This is one of the best ( if not the best) silverlight 3 programmer's reference, it details each and every feature of the whole structure and architecture of silverlight, from... Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by JORGE_C
I usually don't write reviews (no time), but in this case I thought I would put in my two cents worth. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Kurt Matis
This book is awesome. The authors do a great job of balancing Reference with Tutorials and General Insight. Whatever you do, do not skip the Introduction. Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by K. Rowe
In July, I was offered the opportunity to review Wrox Publishing's newly released "Professional Silverlight 3", a massive full-color book covering nearly ever aspect of Silverlight... Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by Joel Cochran
Thanks to all those guys who has spent their crucial time in writing this wonderful book. Another main thing about this book is the way it is laid out and user friendly that... Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by Kinjalkumar Patel
In America there is a growing trend to take your date to the prom in a limousine with all the pomp and lavishness and it works (I've heard stories anyway). Read morePublished on October 22, 2009 by Colin Brown
This was a great book. I learned a lot from it and its enough to get started and build applications that compete with flex and flash. Read morePublished on October 13, 2009 by Oscar Azmitia