Accelerated Silverlight 3 (Books for Professionals by by Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda

By Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda

Silverlight three is a brand new internet improvement know-how from Microsoft that's already inflicting large waves in the improvement neighborhood. it's the average successor to Ajax and ASP.NET AJAX-style purposes and offers a method for web-pages to supply the seamless and wealthy consumer adventure that's presently basically to be had from desktop-based functions. development at the confirmed procedure of Apress’ speeded up C# and speeded up VB titles this e-book offers readers with a fast-track to studying this expertise via construction at the talents that skilled .NET builders have already got already received. In a tightly packed five-hundred pages readers should be proven every thing they should understand to turn into educated in Silverlight three improvement.

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This removes the default Grid layout control. While you can go to the toolbox and select the Canvas control (it’s in the group four controls up from the bottom), let’s view the XAML and create a Canvas control by hand. Click Split alongside the design surface to see the design surface simultaneously with the XAML. Page" Width="900" Height="100"> Now go to the toolbox and select the TextBlock control, as shown in Figure 1-7. Figure 1-7.

Silverlight 2 provides effective media management, supporting secured multimedia streaming. • Adaptive media streaming helps to improve synchronization of media by automatically adjusting bit rates based on the network bandwidth. • Digital rights management (DRM) for media streaming enables protected distribution of digital media. • Silverlight 2 supports rich graphics and animation. • 2D vector graphics are supported. • Deep Zoom provides an effective and easy-to-implement zoom-in and zoom-out feature.

Many of the core concepts needed to understand how Silverlight works are covered in the next chapter, including markup extensions, dependency properties, and previews of features such as data binding and styling applications. fm Page 21 Monday, June 22, 2009 2:27 PM CHAPTER 2 ■■■ Getting to Know XAML N ow you understand what Silverlight is and where it fits into the general technology landscape. You also have installed the tools necessary to develop in Silverlight and created your first Silverlight application.

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