Accelerated Silverlight 3 (Books for Professionals by by Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda

By Jeff Scanlon, Ashish Ghoda

Silverlight three is a brand new net improvement expertise from Microsoft that's already inflicting large waves in the improvement neighborhood. it's the ordinary successor to Ajax and ASP.NET AJAX-style functions and gives a method for web-pages to supply the seamless and wealthy consumer adventure that's at the moment purely to be had from desktop-based functions. development at the confirmed procedure of Apress’ speeded up C# and speeded up VB titles this publication offers readers with a fast-track to gaining knowledge of this expertise by means of development at the talents that skilled .NET builders have already got already bought. In a tightly packed five-hundred pages readers should be proven every little thing they should comprehend to turn into knowledgeable in Silverlight three improvement.

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If you remove this declaration from a XAML file in Visual Studio, blue squiggly lines will show just how much is defined in this namespace. The other namespace declaration contains Silverlight-specific extensions. Elements in this namespace are assigned to the x scope. While this is a convention, it is one that Silverlight and all Silverlight documentation follow. Table 2-1 describes the most important aspects of this namespace. Table 2-1. Features of the x: Namespace Feature Description x:Class Joins different pieces of a partial class together.

The next chapter will take a closer look at what goes into user controls in Silverlight. Silverlight has rich support for composing what is ultimately viewed onscreen. Many controls can contain arbitrary content, such as a ListBox containing Buttons as items or even other ListBoxes! This makes composing a custom user interface possible using nothing other than markup. Since XAML is a dialect of XML, elements describing content are nested in a tree hierarchy. From the perspective of XAML, this tree is known as a logical tree.

Aspx to work on the examples covered in this book. The new version of the Silverlight Toolkit includes updated Silverlight 2 controls, new Silverlight 3 Beta controls, and a new theme gallery. aspx. net/GetStarted/. com/) site, you have seen a product of the Deep Zoom Composer. This technology will be discussed when we take a closer look at media support in Silverlight in Chapter 5. When you edit a XAML file in a WPF application using Visual Studio, you have access to a toolbox of controls, a design surface onto which you can drag and drop controls, and a text editor view of the XAML code.

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