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Pro Silverlight 3 in C#

Full-color graphics and screenshots throughout make Pro Silverlight 3 in
an invaluable reference for professional developers wanting to discover
the new features of Silverlight 3. Author Matthew MacDonald‘s
expertly crafted tutorial guides you through creating rich media applications
using Silverlight in the environment you’re most productive in—no matter what
the target platform.

As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition
with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and
media playback, you’ll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of
WPF through Silverlight–all of the same .NET technology that developers use to
design next-generation Windows applications. Author Matthew MacDonald provides
an expertly crafted tutorial written from professional developer to professional
developer. You’ll learn to create rich media applications using Silverlight in
the environment you’re most productive in–no matter what the target

What you’ll learn

  • Develop rich media applications using Silverlight across browsers and
  • Create a project, set up a layout, and use controls.
  • Handle both 2D and 3D drawing, animation, and media playback through Windows
    Presentation Foundation (WPF).
  • Integrate web services support.
  • Use Silverlight in conjunction with ASP.NET and its interactions with

Silverlight 3 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s cross-browser technology
for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, Silverlight
2, it rides atop the .NET Framework for maximum ease of use and coding
efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been
done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for
H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D
rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other

Who is this book for?

.NET developers encountering Silverlight for the first time. No prior
knowledge of WPF or ASP.NET is assumed.

About the Apress Pro Series

The Apress Pro series books are practical, professional tutorials to keep you
on and moving up the professional ladder.

You have gotten the job, now you need to hone your skills in these tough
competitive times. The Apress Pro series expands your skills and expertise in
exactly the areas you need. Master the content of a Pro book, and you will
always be able to get the job done in a professional development project.
Written by experts in their field, Pro series books from Apress give you the
hard–won solutions to problems you will face in your professional programming

Author Information

Matthew MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and MCSD developer who has a
passion for emerging technologies. He is a regular writer for developer journals
such as Inside Visual Basic, ASPToday, and Hardcore Visual Studio .NET, and he’s
the author of several books about programming with .NET, including User
Interfaces in VB .NET: Windows Forms and Custom Controls, The Book of VB .NET,
and .NET Distributed Applications. In a dimly remembered past life, he studied
English literature and theoretical physics. Send e-mail to him with praise,
condemnation, and everything in between, to p2p@prosetech.com.

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