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Professional Silverlight 2 for ASP.NET Developers

Jonathan Swift, Salvador Alvarez Patuel, Chris Barker, Dan Wahlin
ISBN: 978-0-470-27775-1
Paperback
672 pages
February 2009
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Introduction.

Part I: Silverlight Fundamentals for ASP.NET Developers.

Chapter 1: Silverlight in a Nutshell.

Uphill Struggle.

Rich Client or Web Reach?

Silverlight Steps In.

The Impact of Silverlight on Your Existing ASP.NET Real Estate.

What You Should Still Do in ASP.NET.

The Development Environment Overview.

Summary.

Chapter 2: Silverlight Architecture.

Client/Server Architecture Overview.

Platforms.

Architecture.

ASP.NET Integration.

Application Life Cycle.

Summary.

Chapter 3: XAML Condensed.

Why All ASP.NET Developers Should Know the Basics.

XAML Syntax and Terminology.

Piecing It All Together.

Summary.

Chapter 4: Programming Silverlight.

How a Silverlight Application Is Composed.

JavaScript — How Much You Need to Know.

JavaScript — The Basics.

The Silverlight Object Model.

Events, Threading, and Browser Interaction.

Part II: Developing ASP.NET Applications with Silverlight.

Chapter 5: Creating the User Interface.

Expression Suite — A Whirlwind Tour.

ASP.NET versus Silverlight Layout.

Summary.

Chapter 6: Silverlight Controls.

Introduction to Silverlight Controls.

Media Controls.

Silverlight Toolkit Controls.

Summary.

Chapter 7: Styles and Templates.

Styles.

Templating.

Integrating with ASP.NET.

ImplicitStyleManager.

Summary.

Chapter 8: User Interaction.

The Silverlight Interaction Context.

Navigation.

Summary.

Chapter 9: Communicating with the ServerSilverlight Networking and Communication Features.

Cross-Domain Support.

Creating Services for Silverlight.

Calling Services with Silverlight.

Calling REST APIsSummary.

Chapter 10: Working with Data.

Data Framework.

Data-Binding Essentials.

Retrieving and Storing Data.

Data Controls.

Manipulating Data.

LINQ.

LINQ to XML.

Validation

Summary..

Chapter 11: Creating Custom Controls.

User Controls.

Customizing Current Controls.

Custom Controls.

Summary.

Chapter 12: Securing Your Silverlight Application.

You’re under Attack!

The Security Model.

Working in a Sandbox.

Cross-Domain Security.

Integrating with ASP.NET Security.

Obfuscation.

Cryptography.

Summary.

Chapter 13: Audio and Video.

First Steps.

Finer Control.

Summary.

Chapter 14: Graphics and Animation.

Breathing Life into ASP.NET.

Graphics in Silverlight.

Image Handling.

Animating Your User Interface.

Summary.

Chapter 15: Troubleshooting.

Is There a Problem?

Common Types of Problems.

Your Toolkit.

Reducing the Likelihood of Problems.

Summary.

Chapter 16: Performance.

Performance Bottlenecks.

Instrumentation.

Improving Performance.

Summary.

Index.

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