Build enterprise-ready business applications with Microsoft Silverlight 4 with this book and eBook
- Learn the basic tools and skills needed to get started in Silverlight 4 business application development.
- Discover how to enhance your Silverlight business applications with rich data such as sound and video.
- Know when and how to customize your data in Silverlight using important data controls.
- Understand how your Silverlight business applications can connect to various Data Sources.
- Deliver your Silverlight business application in a variety of forms.
Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plug-in that enables features including animation^ vector graphics^ and audio-video playback—features that characterize Rich Internet Applications. Silverlight makes possible the development of RIA applications in familiar .NET languages such as C# and VB.NET. Silverlight is a great (and growing) Line of Business platform and is increasingly being used to build business applications. Silverlight 3 made a big step in LOB, Silverlight 4 builds upon this further. This book will enable .NET developers to feel the pulse of business application development with Silverlight quickly. This book is not a general Silverlight 3/4 overview book. It is uniquely aimed at developers who require an introduction to building business applications with Silverlight. This book will focus on building a suite of real-world^ useful business applications in a practical hands-on approach. This book is for .Net developers^ providing the answers to many questions that are encountered when creating business applications in Silverlight^ ultimately enabling rapid development with ease! This book teaches you how to build business applications with Silverlight 3 and 4. Building a suite of applications^ it begins by introducing you to the basic tools and skills needed to get started in Silverlight development. It then dives deeply into the world of business application development^ covering all the required concepts needed to build sophisticated business applications and provide a rich user experience. Chapters include: building a public website^ adding rich media to the website^ incorporating RIA into your website^ and much more! By following the practical steps in this book^ you will learn what’s needed to create rich business applications—from the creation of a Silverlight application^ to enhancing your application with rich media and connecting your Silverlight application to various Data Sources. This book is based on Silverlight 4^ Visual Studio 2010^ WCF RIA Services and Expression Blend 3^ since Expression Blend 4 was released after publication. However^ you can also use Expression Blend 4 with this book as downloadable code is now available.