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Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date


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author   Christian Wenz  /   released on   Apr 29, 2008
Tags:   silverlight-2 , christian-wenz
Categories:   Silverlight 2

Product Description

Now you can design rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web using Silverlight 2, the latest version of Microsoft's hot new runtime application -- without waiting for the official release. That's right. With Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date, you not only get a concise, easy-to-understand introduction to Silverlight 2, but thorough coverage of the CTPs, betas, and RTM releases as they become available. Once you buy this Up-to-Date edition, you'll be able to download free PDFs of all the revisions to Silverlight -- pages that you can print and insert right into the book's unique binder format. Pre-printed updates will also be available for purchase. It combines the the speed of technology with convenience of a book. With Essential Silverlight 2 Up-to-Date, you learn to take advantage of Microsoft's cross-browser Silverlight plug-in with tools for animation, vector graphics, and video playback, as well as new .NET support for web services, networking and LINQ (language integrated query). This guide gives you complete step-by-step instructions for using everything Silverlight has to offer, along with: Clever ways to create interactive UIs that are more robust and easier to debug and test than what you can achieve on other platforms Scores of tested JavaScript and C# code examples that you can reuse in your own applications Expert guidance from an author who understands RIA technologies, including ASP.NET, Flash, PHP, and JavaScript

Ready to deliver a more complete Web experience? Now there's no reason to wait. Essential Silverlight 2 Up to Date offers a whole new world of possibilities.

About the Author

Christian Wenz is an author, trainer, and consultant. His main focus of working and writing is on web technologies and security. Christian has written or co-written over 50 books for various publishers. He works with both open source and closed source web technologies. This leads to the unusual situation that he has both been awarded a Microsoft MVP for ASP/ASP.NET and is listed in Zend's Who is Who of PHP. He is also listed in Mozilla's credits (about:credits) and is considered an expert in browser-agnostic JavaScript.

Apart from writing and working on web projects, Christian also frequently speaks at developer conferences around the globe that cover web technologies. Among them are 2005's Microsoft Tech Ed Europe conference (BOF session) and the 2005 Zend Conference.

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