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Silverlight 4 Unleashed

Silverlight 4 Unleashed

  • Author: Laurent Bugnion
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0132640635
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 720
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Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend! Using Silverlight 4, you can build richer and more powerful applications than ever before, and deploy them seamlessly in browsers, on desktop computers, and even on Windows Phone 7. In Silverlight 4 Unleashed, Microsoft Silverlight MVP Laurent Bugnion covers everything you need to do all this, and much more. The only full-color, example-rich guide to Silverlight 4 for experienced Microsoft developers, Silverlight 4 Unleashed illuminates the entire development process: from installing Silverlight tools to building great user experiences, managing data to optimizing application performance. You’ll master core Silverlight features such as controls and properties; communicating with web services; efficiently creating data-oriented line-of-business applications; working with external frameworks, and more. Bugnion concludes by showing how to use advanced features such as 3D-like effects and multitouch to deliver an even smoother, richer experience. Install and use Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio Extend Silverlight applications with user and custom controls Group, sort, filter, page, bind, and validate data Take full advantage of the Model-View-ViewModel Pattern in Silverlight Access Web resources and services Control the application’s appearance with resources, styles, templates, and Expression Blend Sketch user experience and build iterative prototypes by easily getting feedback from end users Create data-oriented applications more easily with the WCF RIA Services framework Adapt Silverlight desktop applications for Windows Phone 7 Integrate effects and media into your applications Use Unity, MEF, and the MVVM Light Toolkit to write more maintainable, extensible software Optimize performance by reducing download size and memory footprint, and increasing execution speed

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed, Portable Documents

ASP.NET 4 Unleashed, Portable Documents

  • Author: Stephen Walther,Kevin Hoffman,Nate Dudek
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132565820
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1920
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The most comprehensive book on Microsoft’s new ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET 4 Unleashed covers all facets of ASP.NET development. Led by Microsoft ASP.NET program manager Stephen Walther, an expert author team thoroughly covers the entire platform. The authors first introduce the ASP.NET Framework’s basic controls and show how to create common site-wide layouts and styles. Next, they cover all aspects of accessing, presenting, organizing, and editing data. You’ll find thorough and practical sections on building custom components and controls, providing effective site navigation, securing sites and applications, and much more. This book presents hundreds of realistic code examples, reflecting the authors’ unsurpassed experience with ASP.NET both inside and outside Microsoft. Build interactive Web Forms, validate form data, and upload files Provide interactive calendars, wizards, site maps, and other valuable features Design efficient, maintainable sites with Master Pages and Themes Build data-driven applications with database controls, ADO.NET data access components, QueryExtender, LINQ to SQL, and WCF Data Services Generate charts on the fly with the new Chart Control Extend ASP.NET with custom controls and reusable components Create site registration and authentication systems that store membership data in SQL Server or Active Directory Use URL Routing to build dynamism, flexibility, readability, and SEO-friendliness into your URLs Improve performance and scalability with caching and preloading Maintain state with cookies, cookieless session state, and profiles Localize, configure, package, and deploy ASP.NET applications Use the ASP.NET MVC Framework to improve agility, testability, speed to market, and extensibility Retrofit existing ASP.NET applications with Ajax and build pure client-side Ajax web applications Construct a complete ASP.NET 4 website from start to finish

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed

  • Author: Brennon Williams
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780132678483
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 600
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This book has one primary goal: to get you working in Expression Blend 4 effectively using the features and functionality of the tool. This book is not about XAML, not about code nor explicit work flows. It is about simply dragging, dropping, drawing, and defining the experience and vision for a user interface and rich interactive experience. You will learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and more importantly, understand what they all mean. You will also work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide your solutions advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Animations and Storyboards will allow you to bring life to your vision, as will working with data efficiently and learning how to create and manage Resources. In short, this book will give you the answers to many questions asked in forums by new and experienced users alike. Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed is a stunning, full-color resource with hundreds of screenshots and informative figure references. It has also been authored sequentially, to enable you to build your knowledge step-by-step and gain confidence through repartition and fearlessness in discovery. Detailed information on how to… Create, edit, and work effectively with Styles and Templates Master Parts, States, and Behaviors to enable XAML and code free functionality Use Blend’s Animation and Storyboard workflows to bring life to your solutions Create and manage Resource Dictionaries, Skins, and Themes Create sample and live data Implement effective XML, CLR Data binding, and Control Template binding using Expression Blends advanced data support tools Use Blend as part of your designer/developer workflow to create rapid prototypes with SketchFlow Use design resources to start creating solutions for Windows Phone 7 Work with WPF, Silverlight, and Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 platforms

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed

  • Author: Alessandro Del Sole
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 0132684179
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1168
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Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch® Unleashed Alessandro Del Sole Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch represents a breakthrough in business application development for Windows clients, the Web, and the cloud. Using this new tool, you can build powerful data-centric applications with far less code than ever before. Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Unleashed is the first comprehensive, start-to-finish guide to this powerful new tool. Written by longtime Visual Basic expert and Microsoft MVP Alessandro Del Sole, this book covers everything Microsoft developers need to know to make the most of LightSwitch–from the absolute basics to the most advanced enterprise techniques. You learn how to use LightSwitch to build modern, scalable, customized line-of-business applications that automatically leverage technologies such as Silverlight, WCF, and SQL Server Express with no effort or expertise on your part. Through hands-on examples, Del Sole guides you through building solutions that can integrate and analyze business information from virtually any source, crafting custom logic that solves your company’s unique problems, and delivering state-of-the-art usability through professional-quality user interfaces. Implement features such as screen navigation, data interaction, paging, and Excel export, with absolutely no coding Build simple data-centric applications and add power to them with relationships and details Rapidly create customized queries, filters, sorts, and reports Aggregate data from many locations, including SharePoint, SQL Server, and the cloud Simplify the implementation of application-level data validation Protect your applications with authentication and authorization Fine tune your code for scalability and performance Streamline deployment to local computers, web servers, and the Windows Azure cloud Use .NET code to define custom behaviors related to data and the user interface Understand how LightSwitch applications are architected and how they are handled by Visual Studio Use LightSwitch with other Visual Studio tools to manage the entire application life cycle Efficiently debug LightSwitch code–and create code that’s easier to debug Category: Microsoft Programming Covers: LightSwitch User Level: Intermediate—Advanced ON THE WEB: Download all examples and source code presented in this book as they are available from informit.com/title/9780672335532

WPF 4.5 Unleashed

WPF 4.5 Unleashed

  • Author: Adam Nathan
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 0133496856
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 864
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The #1 WPF Book--Now Updated for WPF 4.5! Thorough, authoritative coverage, practical examples, clear writing, and full-color presentation make this one of the most widely acclaimed programming books of the last decade. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is the recommended technology for creating modern Windows desktop apps. Whether you want to develop traditional user interfaces or integrate 3D graphics, audio/video, animation, dynamic skinning, touch, rich document support, speech recognition, or more, WPF enables you to do so in a seamless, resolution-independent manner that scales from small tablets to large TVs. WPF 4.5 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers it all, in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by WPF guru and Microsoft architect Adam Nathan. Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) Examines the WPF feature areas in incredible depth: controls, layout, resources, data binding, styling, graphics, animation, and more Delves into topics that aren’t covered by most books: 3D, speech, audio/video, documents, effects Shows how to create popular UI elements and leverage built-in controls such as the new Office-style Ribbon Demonstrates how to create sophisticated UI mechanisms, such as Visual Studio-like collapsible/dockable panes Explains how to create first-class custom controls for WPF Demonstrates how to create hybrid WPF software that leverages Windows Forms, DirectX, ActiveX, or other non-WPF technologies Explains how to exploit desktop features, such as Jump Lists and taskbar customizations, and the same toast notifications used by Windows Store apps

HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers

HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating HLSL Pixel Shaders for WPF and Silverlight Applications

  • Author: Walt Ritscher
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449325017
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 204
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Pixel shaders are some of the more powerful graphic tools available for XAML programmers, but shader development bears little resemblance to traditional .NET programming. With this hands-on book, you’ll not only discover how to use existing shaders in your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications, you’ll also learn how create your own effects with XAML and Microsoft’s HLSL shading language. In the process, you’ll write, compile, and test custom XAML shaders with the Shazzam Shader Editor, a free utility developed by author Walt Ritscher. The book includes XAML and C# sample code, and Shazzam contains all of the sample shaders discussed. Learn how shaders help you extend the GPU’s rendering capabilities Explore prevailing shader types, such as color modification, blurring, and spatial transformation Get a quick tour of the shader features, and use pre-built effects on image elements in your application Examine the XAML ShaderEffect class to understand how WPF and Silverlight use shaders Learn about the shader-specific tools available in Visual Studio and Expression Blend Get up to speed on HLSL basics and learn how to create a variety of graphics effects

Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed

Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed

  • Author: Adam Nathan
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 0132714523
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
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Full Color Code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend! Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend! Silverlight is a lightweight but powerful plug-in for multiple web browsers on multiple operating systems that makes it easier than ever to create rich web-based content, applications, and controls. With support for vector graphics, animations, full-screen high-definition video, and more, Silverlight gives you the ability to create more compelling content than you dreamed possible for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Silverlight provides much of the power of Windows Presentation Foundation, but with less overhead and easy integration with HTML and AJAX-style applications. Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers the technology in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by Silverlight guru and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan. Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) in Silverlight Examines the Silverlight feature areas in depth: graphics, text, audio, video, animation, ink, events, and more Demonstrates how to create reusable controls and perform common tasks (such as drag-and-drop) using basic building blocks Explains how to download assets asynchronously to maximize your user experience Demonstrates how to create hybrid applications that mix Silverlight content with HTML or Flash content Highlights features scheduled for future versions of Silverlight while showing how to achieve your desired results with the current version Introduction 1 Part I Fundamentals 1 Getting Started 9 2 XAML 39 Part II Creating Static Content 3 Shapes, Lines, and Curves 61 4 Text 83 5 Brushes and Images 99 6 Positioning and Transforming Elements 117 Part III Making Your Content Come to Life 7 Responding to Input Events 143 8 Downloading Content on Demand 179 9 Animation 191 10 Audio and Video 219

Silverlight 2 Unleashed

Silverlight 2 Unleashed

  • Author: Laurent Bugnion
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780768685824
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 608
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Full Color Code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend! Printed entirely in color, with helpful figures and syntax coloring to make code samples appear as they do in Visual Studio and Expression Blend! Silverlight is Microsoft’s new web-based User Interface (UI) technology, based on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), which is introducing many revolutionary concepts in the world of UI development. Silverlight uses XAML, with tools like Expression Design and Expression Blend, to create astonishing UI effects (such as gradients, compositions, and animations.) In addition to the richness of the UI elements, Silverlight 2 allows the use of C# or VB in addition to JavaScript to automate web pages. With Silverlight, you have the power of .NET on multiple platforms (IE and Firefox on Windows, Firefox and Safari on Macintosh, and Firefox on Linux). The author brings you up to speed very quickly with numerous hands-on examples. Use XAML to create state-of-the-art user interfaces Create XAML transforms and animations Design compelling user experiences with Microsoft Expression Blend Integrate media into your rich Internet applications Program Silverlight with both JavaScript and .NET languages Deploy Silverlight content to web pages Encode videos with Expression Media Encoder Make the most of Silverlight elements, resources, and styles Use templates to quickly change your application’s look and feel Efficiently debug Silverlight code Use design tools to create graphics that import seamlessly into Silverlight Laurent Bugnion has been a software engineer since 1996. He has worked with many programming languages and environments, including C, C++, Java, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and, since 2002, the Microsoft .NET platform. He has been honored twice as a Microsoft MVP: first for ASP.NET and now for Client Application Development. He blogs about Silverlight and related technologies at http://blog.galasoft.ch. ON THE WEB: Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672330148 Category: Microsoft Programming/Web Programming Covers: Microsoft® Silverlight 2 User Level: Beginning—Intermediate

HTML5 Unleashed

HTML5 Unleashed

  • Author: Simon Sarris
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 0133151328
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 432
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HTML5 Unleashed is the authoritative guide that covers the key web components driving the future of the Web. Harness the power of HTML5 to create web apps and solutions that deliver state-of-the-art media content and interactivity with new Audio, Video, and Canvas elements. HTML5 technologies are essential knowledge for today's web developers and designers. New APIs such as Local Storage, Geolocation, Web Workers, and more expand the Web as a platform, allowing for desktop-like applications that work uniformly across platforms. Comprehensive and up-to-date, HTML5 Unleashed is organized as an accessible guide of tutorials and practical references. Because HTML5 covers a far-reaching set of standards, each chapter in HTML5 Unleashed is written to stand on its own. Whether you choose to skip around or read it cover to cover, full-color syntax and figures in HTML5 Unleashed ensure that you do not need to be next to a computer to learn the most important concepts of the modern Web. DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW TO… Use new HTML5 features and syntax to create common web page components in a standardized way, with less code Ensure graceful backward compatibility with "polyfilling" libraries, so users of older browsers are not left behind Harness the power of semantic HTML5 tags and Microdata to improve your site accessibility and search engine results Create consistent, rich user experiences across desktop and mobile platforms with the new Audio and Video elements Create HTML5 Canvas web applications, with chapters dedicated to Canvas interactivity and Canvas performance Utilize the new functionality of Geolocation to display locality-aware content to users and harness the power of GPS Use the new Local Storage options to build pages that work offline and robust apps that can store heavyweight data client-side Allow more sophisticated page communication with Cross-Document Messaging and enable multithreaded JavaScript with Web Workers Communicate with servers in real-time with WebSockets and take advantage of the new Ajax possibilities with XMLHttpRequest Level 2

Universal Windows Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed

Universal Windows Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed

  • Author: Adam Nathan
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • ISBN: 0134036344
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 768
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Full Color: Figures and code appear as they do in Visual Studio. Universal Windows apps are a total game-changer. You can now write once and deploy your app to any modern PC, tablet, phone, or other Windows device. Suddenly, it’s quick and easy to serve new devices and form factors, sharing unified assets ranging from code to styles to user controls. It has never been easier to reach multiple-device markets! Now, the world’s #1 expert on Microsoft XAML brings together all the knowledge Windows developers need to build universal apps that adapt smoothly for any device running Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or their successors. Drawing on his unsurpassed personal experience and direct input from Microsoft’s Windows and Visual Studio teams, Adam Nathan illuminates core development concepts, answers your most important questions, and candidly assesses the technology’s strengths and limitations. This full-color guide walks you through every key task involved in building a universal Windows app: layout and input, working with the app model, using advanced controls, leveraging XAML’s powerful rich media features, and much more. Detailed information on how to... Quickly build universal, localized apps that exploit the vast global scale of the Windows Store Size, position, and transform elements within layouts that gracefully adapt to different devices Handle input from touch, mouse, pen, keyboard, and any sensor Monetize apps with Windows Store sales, in-app purchases, and advertising Make the most of controls for managing content, items, text, images, media, speech, and more Create efficient 2D vector graphics and animations Use styles, templates, and visual states to redesign controls without losing functionality Bind data sources to simplify data presentation and updates Easily integrate data from apps, users, and networks Support Windows app commands: Search, Share, Print, Play, Project, Settings Use contracts to build apps that cooperate to perform complex tasks Improve the user experience even when your app isn’t running