Silverlight 5 in Action

  • 15h 28m
  • Pete Brown
  • Manning Publications
  • 2012


A thorough revision of the bestselling Silverlight 4 in Action. This comprehensive guide teaches Silverlight from the ground up, covering all the new v. 5 features in depth. You'll also explore WCF RIA Services, MVVM, and more—with dozens of code samples you can use in Visual Studio 2010 or the free Visual Web Developer 2010 Express.

About the Book

This hands-on guide explores Silverlight from the ground up, covering every feature in rich, practical detail. It is readable and the coverage is comprehensive. You'll master networking, MVVM, and more—with dozens of code samples you can use in Visual Studio or the free Visual Web Developer Express.

Silverlight 5 in Action teaches you how to build desktop-quality applications you can deploy on the web. Beginners will appreciate the progression from simple examples to full applications that employ good design and coding practices. Seasoned . NET developers will love how the sample code embraces and extends what they already know.

About the Author

Pete Brown is the Windows 8 XAML Platform evangelist at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, Pete was a WPF MVP, a Silverlight MVP, and wrote real production code for a living. He's the author of Silverlight 4 in Action and Silverlight 5 in Action, and blogs at

In this Book

  • About the Cover Illustration
  • Introducing Silverlight
  • XAML and the Property System
  • The Application Model and the Plug-in
  • Working with HTML and Browsers
  • Out-of-Browser Applications
  • The Security Model and Elevated Trust
  • Rendering, Layout, and Transforming
  • Panels
  • Human Input
  • Text Fundamentals
  • Editing Plain and Rich Text
  • Control Basics and Usercontrols
  • Animation and Behaviors
  • Resources, Styles, and Control Templates
  • Extensions, Converters, Custom Controls, and Panels
  • Binding
  • Data Controls—Datagrid and Dataform
  • Input Validation
  • Networking Basics
  • Working with SOAP Services
  • RESTful Services with the ASP.NET Web API
  • Working with XML, JSON, RSS, and Atom
  • Duplex, Sockets, and Local Connections
  • Graphics and Effects
  • Working with Images
  • Introduction to 3D
  • 3D Lighting, Texturing, and Animation
  • Pop-Ups, Windows, and Full-Screen Applications
  • Navigation
  • Working with Files and Directories
  • Printing
  • COM, Native Extensions, and P-Invoke
  • Structuring and Testing with the MVVM Pattern
  • Debugging Your Application
  • The Install Experience and Preloaders