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Book description is the same as this is the VB.NET version of the popular book Fun with Silverlight 4
Simple, concise, instructive and informative – Tim Heuer, Microsoft (Redmond, WA) (On C# version of the Book ) “This is a great book for someone looking to get a broad view of the Silverlight 4 platform. It is very simple to read/understand for anyone wanting to get started. The book is very illustrative – literally – to provide good visuals about each of the core concepts. At the end of reading this book and following the examples, the reader should be able to quickly start building “real” applications using the basic concepts. … Recommend.”
“Handy guide for you to find specific solutions you want to achieve in Silverlight 4″ – Kunal Chowdhury, a Silverlight MVP
This book illustrates more than 100 features in Silverlight using a simple problem/solution approach. It takes one feature at a time and guides you in progressive journey where you begin by using the basic components, then by creating graphics and animations. You then create rich media applications on the client and web services, and delve into calling advanced Web services like AJAX, REST and WCF services from Silverlight.
The book takes an example approach for all problems and features, and illustrates with class diagrams what objects and methods are used and how the elements of a Silverlight project are created in easy to understand format.
In the Book
Design a Rich Internet Application
Extend the Control Framework
Create Compelling Graphics
Work with Animation
Extend the Browser Programming Model
Bring Data Visualization to the Web
Develop with ASP.NET and Ajax
Work with Web Services
Create Rich Silverlight Media Applications
Deliver Enhanced and Interactive Streaming Video Experiences
The book assumes the reader has a basic understanding of web technologies and .Net programming languages, and is targeted at the intermediate to advanced Silverlight developer.
Rave Reviews(On C# Version of the Book )
“A unique and thorough book” – Michael Microsoft MVP
“Learning with fun” – Syed Ahmad (Web Developer)
“Awesome book, straight to the point, great code samples, a must have.” – Andy Chauhan (RIA Developer)
“Great book with tons of details !” – Michael Crump, a Silverlight MVP
“Putting the FUN into Silverlight 4″ – Richard T. Kingslan (Microsoft)