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Silverlight 5 Animation
Silverlight 5 Animation

Animate Silverlight page navigation. Build and animate Silverlight custom controls. Create animated textures using Perlin noise in Silverlight. Build 3-d animations in Silverlight. Build banner ads in Silverlight. Creating 3-d animations by using a Silverlight subset of XNA functionality allowing adding High Level Shader Language code to be executed on the Graphics card to a Silverlight application. ...
Pro Silverlight 5 in VB, 4th Edition
Pro Silverlight 5 in VB, 4th Edition

Silverlight 5 is the latest iteration of Microsoft's cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, Silverlight 4, it rides atop the .NET Framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications. Pro Silverlight 5 in VB is an invaluable reference for professional developers wanting to discover the new features of Silverlight. As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight - all of the same .NET t ...
Pro Silverlight 5 in C#, 4th Edition
Pro Silverlight 5 in C#, 4th Edition

Silverlight 5 is the latest iteration of Microsoft's cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, it rides atop the .NET Framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications. Pro Silverlight 5 in C# is an invaluable reference for professional developers who want to discover the new features of Silverlight. As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight - all of the same .NET technology that develo ...
HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers
HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers

Graphic Shaders are used throughout the game and movie industry to improve onscreen graphics. They are versatile, doing important tasks like making computer rendered aliens look realistic, providing the ripples on a background lake or growing fur on the latest Pixar monster. In the PC world, programmers are often delighted to find that shaders are nothing more than a miniature program that is optimized to run on the computers GPU. This happiness fades when they start exploring the strange programming model underlying shaders however. Because shaders are strung together in an unusual fashion and run on a massive parallel processer developers shouldn’t use their traditional OO or procedural approach to writing code. Writing effective shaders requires a mind shift regarding how to craft a useful algorithm. To top it off, shaders are written in a unfamiliar C-like language. In the Microsoft DirectX world the dominant language is High Level Shader Language or HLSL. ...
Beginning Silverlight 5 in C#, 4th Edition
Beginning Silverlight 5 in C#, 4th Edition

The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is increasing user expectations for high-quality website design, presentation, and functionality. It is into this climate that Microsoft is releasing Silverlight 5, the latest iteration of its cross-browser web presentation technology. Beginning Silverlight 5 in C# brings you to the cutting edge of Web 2.0 application design and includes plenty of practical guidance to get you started straight away. Silverlight design tools have important differences compared with those used to create Ajax and JavaScript functionality. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you'll move on to gain a more in-depth knowledge of some of the features introduced with Silverlight 5, including H.264 protected content, right-click event handling, a new printing API, and support for the Managed Extensibility Framework. ...
Silverlight 5 in Action
Silverlight 5 in Action

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. ...
MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide
MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide

This book will provide all that you need to know to pass the Microsoft Silverlight 4 development (70-506) exam. Includes a comprehensive set of test questions and answers. The layout and content of the book matches that of the skills measured by the exam closely, which makes it easy to focus your learning and maximize your study time where you need improvement. ...
Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards
Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards

Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and line of business applications for the web and desktop. Silverlight enables you to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards that highlight Key Performance Indicators for your business. Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards is a concise and practical tutorial that shows you how to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Silverlight. ...
Essential Windows Phone 7.5
Essential Windows Phone 7.5

Essential Windows Phone 7.5 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Silverlight and Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps. After introducing the latest version of Windows Phone, Shawn Wildermuth dives directly into the essentials, emphasizing best-practice examples and illustrating with code. You'll build a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques. ...
SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight
SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight

Developers increasingly want to build rich applications that run in the SharePoint 2010 browser user interface while offering a far more compelling and engaging experience than conventional web pages. One proven technology gives them all the tools and resources they need to achieve these goals: Silverlight. Using Silverlight and SharePoint together, developers can create state-of-the-art applications that utilize Silverlight's outstanding user experience, and fully leverage the vast collections of business data already stored in corporate SharePoint deployments. ...
Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide
Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide

This guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. Their Windows Azure-based application named Surveys is described in detail in a previous book in this series, DevelopingApplications for the Cloud. After reading this book, you will be familiar with how to design and implement applications for Windows Phone 7 that take advantage of remote services to obtain and upload data while providing a great user experience on the device. ...
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