Introducing Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3

Introducing Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3
Published:June 17, 2009Language:English
Author:Laurence MoroneyTechnology:Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
Length:384 PagesISBN 13:9780735625730

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About The BookYour first look at the tools and techniques for creating rich Silverlight 3 experiences

Get a running start with Silverlight 3—the cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for rich interactive applications and cutting-edge media experiences. Featuring advance insights from inside the Microsoft Silverlight team—this book provides practical, grounded advice, rich examples, and ready code to help inspire your next solutions. Discover how to:
  • Create your first simple sites
  • Build applications that run out of the browser
  • Use XAML to render, scale, and animate graphics on-screen
  • Work with Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio
  • Explore core and advanced controls—and build your own
  • Exploit new graphics support—3-D effects, H.264 video, GPU acceleration
  • Experiment with media, ink, DeepZoom, and Photosynth
  • Access data services to build connected applications
  • Dynamically add content using Ruby and Python
  • Manage Silverlight applications from ASP.NET–based servers
  • Learn how to deliver DRM-protected video content
  • Welcome to the companion content page for Introducing Microsoft Silverlight 3, which has content and links related to this book. For additional information, see the book's Introduction.
    Code SamplesDownload the Code Samples (9.39 MB)
    System Requirements
    To develop the Microsoft Silverlight applications as used in this book, you will need the following, available at
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
    • Microsoft Expression Design
    • Microsoft Expression Blend
    • Microsoft Silverlight Software Development Kit
    For Microsoft Silverlight, the recommended system configuration is 128 MB of RAM and 450 MHz or faster processor on Windows and 1 GB of RAM on Intel 1.83 GHz or faster processor on Mac OSX.
    For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, the recommended configuration is 2.2 GHz or higher CPU, 1024 MB or more RAM, 1280 x 1024 display, 7200 RPM or higher hard disk. (The minimum requirements are 1.6 GHz CPU, 384 MB RAM, 1024 x 768 display, 5400 RPM hard disk.) For Windows Vista, the following is recommended: 2.4 GHz CPU, 768 MB RAM.
    Download the most recent version of the Silverlight 3.0 SDK from
    Installing The Code SamplesAfter you download the code samples file to your computer, run the installer and follow the instructions that appear.
    Uninstalling The Code SamplesTo remove the code samples from your computer, make the appropriate selection from Add Or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
    Support InformationEvery effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the book and the companion content. As corrections or changes are collected, they will be added to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article. You can find Knowledge Base articles and other support options at the following location: Microsoft Press Book and CD Support Web Site.
    About Laurence MoroneyLaurence Moroney is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on Silverlight and the user experience. He has more than a decade of experience in software development and implementation, and has written dozens of books and articles on Windows Presentation Foundation, Web development, security, and interoperability.
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