Current Version: 1.0
Microsofts Silverlight is a new client-side web technology that enables
the implementation of visually stunning web applications that depend
only on a small, easy-to-install plug-in that works in browsers for
both Windows and Macintosh. This two-day course provides the programmer
with a thorough foundation in Silverlight 1.0. It pairs well with our
three day ASP.NET AJAX course for a full week of instruction on
client-side web programming.
After introducing the Silverlight plug-in and SDK, the course provides
a thorough survey of Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML),
which is also the foundation of Windows Presentation Framework (WPF).
The course then shows how to use Silverlight to draw shapes, lines,
text and images. The positioning and transformation of elements is
covered. Event handling is covered. The course concludes with an
introduction to advanced features such as animation, on-demand
downloading of content and the use of video and audio.
Numerous programming examples and exercises are provided. The student
will receive a complete set of notes and all the programming examples.
A good working knowledge of web application development
is not required.
On completion of this course, the student should be able to
Gain a practical knowledge of using Silverlight in web
Understand the use of XAML with Silverlight, including the
creation of dynamic content
Use Silverlight to draw shapes, lines, text and images
Implement input-driven web applications using Silverlight
Use advanced Silverlight features such as animation and
Instructor-led course, with practical computer-based exercises.
1. Introduction to Silverlight
The Silverlight Plug-in
The Silverlight SDK
Using the Silverlight Control
2. Using XAML
Windows Presentation Framework (WPF)
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML)
Elements and Attributes
Creating XAML Documents Dynamically
3. Shapes and Lines
Lines and Polylines
4. Text and Fonts
5. Brushes and Images
Color and Opacity
6. Positioning and Transforms
7. Handling Events
Optional Plug-in Information
Rubber Band Drawing
Drag and Drop
8. Advanced Features
Video and Audio
Appendix A. Learning Resources
Hardware and Software Requirements
A personal computer running Windows or Mac OS
Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari
Silverlight plug-in and SDK, a free download
Visual Studio 2005 suggested for editing HTML and XAML files,
but not required
The course has been tested on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and
Internet Explorer 7.
A good hardware profile for this course would have a Pentium 1-GHz or
equivalent CPU, 512 MB of RAM, and at least 4 GB of free disk
See the appropriate course Setup Guide for details.
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