Accelerated Silverlight 2 by Jeff Scanlon, Visit Amazon's Ashish Ghoda Page, search

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This publication is just 330 pages lengthy, every one bankruptcy averaging 22 pages, and but, it packs loads of solid to very good content material, with all the first 14 chapters delivering the building-block info that might permit one to construct what the writer has known as a real-world variety software, the Campus Explorer mentioned within the final bankruptcy. whereas there's extra to construction real-world company purposes than what the writer have been in a position to tackle, the writer hit the entire correct spots, exhibiting readers tips on how to: securely speak with code deployed in related- or cross-domain servers to get software info, bind these facts to person interfaces styled to mimick ASP.Net's grasp and ContentPlaceHolder innovations, deal with data-sharing, multithreading, and dynamic content-loading concerns, attempt and debug software code together with automatic UI trying out, and construct, package deal and install program code. as well as overlaying all of the well known bread-and-butter options reminiscent of facts- and Control-Templating, Animation, and the way to paintings with Audio and Video documents, the e-book additionally contains sturdy discussions of visible nation supervisor (Chapter 8), Dynamic Language help (Chapter 10) and a very good dialogue of ways to exploit IsolatedStorageFile successfully. This booklet is particularly good written and arranged, and gives you strong to very good contents successfully. (Note: the resource code for the e-book should be downloaded from the web site pointed out on the finish of the creation, ).

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UserControl Canvas Grid Button When the mouse down event fires, it bubbles up the control hierarchy so each parent control can optionally handle it. Figure 2-10. An input event bubbling up nested controls The events are wired up to display which controls have received the mouse down event (which occurs when a button is initially pressed). If you hold a mouse button down on the Login button, the event originates at the button, gets sent up the tree to the enclosing Grid control, and then gets sent up again to the enclosing Canvas control.

45 46 CHAPTER 3 ■ CREATING USER INTERFACES Figure 3-4. The Grid panel ■Note There is an attribute called ShowGridLines that you can set to true on the Grid element to visibly see where the columns and rows are. This is incredibly useful when designing the Grid; however, the grid lines aren’t especially good looking. You should only use this for designing/debugging grids. If you want grid lines, look to the Border control. Here’s what the XAML looks like to create what’s shown in Figure 3-4. ColumnSpan="2" Background="DarkKhaki"> The ColumnDefinition class has a property named Width that allows you to set the width of the column.

NET property. NET property is not enough. The value of a dependency property might come from data binding, animation, template resources specified in the XAML, styles, or local values. The precedence of these sources is shown in Figure 2-5. 19 20 CHAPTER 2 ■ GETTING TO KNOW XAML Figure 2-5. Precedence for sources of dependency property values Animation has the highest precedence. Property values influenced by animation must be the values that take effect or the user will never see the animation, since a different source would trump the animation values.

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