Foundation Expression Blend 3 with Silverlight

  • 3h 46m
  • Victor Gaudioso
  • Apress - ex-Peer Information
  • 2009

The only real tool for developing cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) for that last 11 years has been Flash; until now! Silverlight 2 allows you to develop cross-platform Rich Internet Applications in a fraction of the time because of the extensive and very powerful .NET 3.5 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 3 Integrated Development Environment, and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time.

  • Develop stunning RIAs in a short time.
  • Learn some basic Object Oriented Programming Principles.
  • Get familiar with the Blend 3 development environment.

What you'll learn

  • Learn the Blend 3 and Visual Studio 2008 Integrated Development Environments (IDE).
  • Learn how to create stunning animations using Silverlight 3 Storyboards.
  • Learn how to incorporate video and sound into your RIAs with the Silverlight MediaElement.
  • Learn about and how to develop quickly using Silverlight 2's reusable resources such as UserControls, ControlTemplates and DataTemplates.
  • Learn about the new Visual State Manager and the State panel in Blend 3 to quickly and easily add MouseEnter and MouseLeave states to your UserControls.
  • Put everything you have learned together to create a sample Silverlight 2 website.

About the Author

Victor Gaudioso is a senior application engineer at IdentityMine, a top-tier software company specializing in designing and developing cutting edge software applications, creating customized WPF/Blend and Silverlight training programs and creating tools for designers and developers. Victor has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Harrah\'s, Mattel, NBC/Universal, Disney, Best Buy, GameStop, Vivendi Universal Games, and New Line Cinema among others. Victor, a former Flash/ActionScript engineer still stays active in the Flash community by writing articles and tutorials on where he is also a moderator.

In this Book

  • Setting Up the Silverlight Development Environment
  • The Blend 3 Integrated Development Environment
  • C#, XAML, and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Controls
  • Storyboards
  • Using the VSM and Blend 3's States Panel to Create a Silverlight Media Player
  • The Silverlight MediaElement
  • The WPF Toolkit
  • Events and EventHandlers
  • Classes and Interfaces
  • ControlTemplates, Styles, and Custom UserControls
  • Writing a Custom Content Panel
  • Building a Sketchflow Prototype
  • Putting Everything Together to Build a Sample Silverlight Website