Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft)) [Laurence Moroney ] on The PDF version of the book included on the CD is quite handy. Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step By Step. Practice exercises; Code samples; Fully searchable ebook. For customers who. Russell Jones, editor of this title, here. Laurence Moroney's Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step, now available, walks you through the basic.
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Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step By Step by Laurence Moroney, , ebook For customers who download an ebook version of this title, instructions for . Microsoft® Silverlight® 4 Step by Step book. Read reviews from world's largest community for readers. Teach yourself how to build rich Internet applicati. Microsoft Silverlight 4 Step by Step. Front Cover Microsoft Press, - Computers - pages Practice exercises; Code samples; Fully searchable ebook.
Unfortunately the examples are literally in the form of "Type in the following code exactly as shown. Run it and see the cool stuff. Overall I'm pretty disappointed. I was hoping for more depth. I guess if you are a complete beginner and just wanted to see basic development flow with the tools and get an overview of Silverlight this would be a good reference.
I just didn't find it all that useful as most of the material I had already read on Microsoft's site. I like the book because it's filled with information and presented in steps. I also like the fact that it comes with a cd to help with learning. It equals any book in the same subject.
This book doesn't cover all topics e. I had to download other book Silverlight in action to be confident enough to have learned basic silverlight 4.
One person found this helpful. This book is a complete guide for beginners. If you are a senior developer or you alredy have experience in Silverlight this is a bad reference book. The Books is very very easy than other MS step by stem series. So, more good contents will be the next time Good Luck..!! I am not what I would call a programmer. My daily bread comes from building user interaction and knowing the technical foundations of Web application interfaces.
That means I probably won't progress beyond the first half of the book. The early sections show step by step how to set up the Silverlight development environment and tools; how to make simple programs; and how to create and edit screen layout and styling. The book guided me through a trouble-free installation of the large number of Microsoft installs that go into Silverlight development.
A lot of software gets installed before you can begin the fun. I am glad I had this book for that. After installation is complete, the author does not delay in getting you right into your first Silverlight "hello world. Then you build on that, learning how to determine the layout and visual style of the screens and all the controls contained in them.
A good thing to know is that the book comes with a CD with a searchable digital version of the book as well as all the practice exercises and code samples.
I would higly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn about Silverlight 4.
This book is intended for begineers and not for advanced programmers. The book starts off with where to download the free tools needed to start programming Silverlight. Later it covers the layout controls like Grid, Canvas and topics like styling and templates. Advanced topics like DataZoom which was introduced in Silverlight 4 is also covered.
Also the book describes about the MediaElement control for media programming. Tranformation and animation adds interactivity to an application and this is covered as well.
Silverlight 3 introduced the Out of Browser application and is covered. Specifically network detection, COM interoperability, isolated storage, Notification toasts were covered nicely.
Last 3 chapters are devoted for Windows 7 Phone development as Silverlight now runs on WIndows 7 Phone which is getting launched in October Overall I will recommend this book for begineers who don't know anything about Silverlight.
Did I mention about the free e book you get in the accompanied CD? Yes, you get it free. This book was amazing! Most of the book deals with how your application will display to the user through entertainment and graphical controls.
There are also sections on how to integrate Silverlight into your presentation layer, whether that be browser based or through a desktop application. I particularly liked the Windows Phone section as I am beginning to dabble in the phone development. A picture IS worth a thousand words! You can describe input scope all you want to, but it wasn't until I saw pictures of the various keyboard layouts that I really began to appreciate what all the input scope could do for my application.
If you're like me and need a little help adding that extra look and feel to your user interface, let this book be a step in the right direction. And keep in mind, Neil Armstrong's "one small step for man" began with smaller steps that turned into something great. See all 21 reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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Silverlight applications are debugged in a manner similar to ASP. NET applications.
Advocates of free software are also concerned Silverlight could be another example of Microsoft's embrace, extend and extinguish strategy.
Mono Moonlight implementation[ edit ] Main article: Moonlight runtime The Mono Team abandoned development of Moonlight , a free and open-source implementation of both the Silverlight 1 and 2 runtimes. As examples, it specifically required that the software must have been "obtained directly from Novell or through an Intermediate Recipient" and that it must be "not licensed under GPLv3 or a Similar License". Although Microsoft was officially collaborating on the Moonlight project, Bruce Chizen , CEO of Adobe Systems , which sells the competing proprietary Flash platform, questioned "the commitment of Microsoft to keep the Silverlight platform compatible with other OS besides Windows ".
Relationship to existing web standards[ edit ] In , California and several other U. The final judgment on the motion extended the settlement two years, to November , but for reasons unrelated to Silverlight.
It consisted of the core presentation framework, which is responsible for the user interface UI , interactivity and user input, basic UI controls, graphics and animation, media playback, Digital rights management DRM , and DOM integration.