Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook: LITE


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  • Design and develop rich data-driven business applications in Silverlight
  • Rapidly interact with and handle multiple sources of data and services within Silverlight business applications
  • Understand sophisticated techniques to work with data in your Silverlight business applications, including displaying data in Silverlight applications, binding data to Silverlight controls, getting data from services into Silverlight applications and much more!
  • Packed with practical, hands-on cookbook recipes, illustrating the techniques to solve particular data problems effectively within your Silverlight business applications

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 156 pages [ mm x mm ]
Release Date : May 2011
ISBN : 1849683840
ISBN 13 : 9781849683845
Author(s) : Gill Cleeren, Kevin Dockx
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Web Development, Lite Editions

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Data Binding
Chapter 2: Talking to Services
Index
  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Data Binding
    • Introduction
    • Displaying data in Silverlight applications
    • Creating dynamic bindings
    • Binding data to another UI element
    • Binding collections to UI elements
    • Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI
    • Obtaining data from any UI element it is bound to
    • Using the different modes of data binding to allow persisting data
    • Data binding from Expression Blend 4
    • Using Expression Blend 4 for sample data generation
    • Chapter 2: Talking to Services
      • Introduction
      • Connecting and reading from a standardized service
      • Persisting data using a standardized service
      • Configuring cross-domain calls
      • Working cross-domain from a trusted Silverlight application
      • Reading XML using HttpWebRequest
      • Reading out an RSS feed
      • Aggregating RSS feeds
      • Using socket communication in Silverlight

      Gill Cleeren

      Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (http://www.theregion.com), Silverlight MVP (former ASP.NET MVP) and Telerik MVP. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina (http://www.ordina.be/). Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and training on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF at conferences including TechEd Berlin 2010, TechDays Belgium – Switzerland - Sweden, DevDays NL, NDC Oslo Norway, DevReach Bulgaria, NRW Conference Germany, Spring Conference UK, Telerik Silverlight Roadshow in Sweden, Telerik RoadShow UK. He is the author of Packt’s Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook and is also the author of many articles in various developer magazines and for SilverlightShow.net and he organizes the yearly Community Day event in Belgium. He also leads Visug (http://www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. You can find his blog at http://www.snowball.be and on Twitter by following @gillcleeren.

      Kevin Dockx

      Kevin Dockx lives in Belgium and works at RealDolmen, one of Belgium's biggest ICT companies, where he is a 30-year old technical specialist/project leader on .NET web applications, mainly Silverlight, and a solution manager for Rich Applications (Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, WPF, Surface, HTML5). His main focus is on all things Silverlight, but he still keeps an eye on the new developments concerning other products from the Microsoft .NET (Web) Stack. As a Silverlight enthusiast, he's a regular speaker on various national and international events, like Microsoft DevDays in the Netherlands, Microsoft Techdays in Portugal, NDC Oslo Norway, and Community Day Belgium. He is the author of Packt’s Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook and also writes articles for various Silverlight-related sites & magazines. His blog, which contains various tidbits on Silverlight, .NET, and the occasional rambling, can be found at http://blog.kevindockx.com/, and you can find him on Twitter as well: @KevinDockx.
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      What you will learn from this book

      • Display data efficiently in Silverlight business applications
      • Build data-driven business applications in Silverlight much more easily and much faster using data binding
      • Discover how your Silverlight business applications can quickly access data residing in a database by calling web services
      • Connect and read from a web service

      In Detail

      Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features including animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback – features that characterize Rich Internet Applications. However, Silverlight is a great (and growing) Line-Of-Business platform and is increasingly being used to build data-driven business applications. Silverlight Data Services enables efficient access to your data, allowing you to draw on multiple sources of data and solve particular data problems. This book will enable .NET developers to get their finger on the pulse of data-driven business applications in Silverlight.

      This LITE book is extracted from Packt’s full Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook. This short book provides immediately useable recipes for building data-driven applications designed to show you how to interact with and handle multiple sources of data, how to solve particular data problems and how to interact with services. The book specifically focuses on an introduction to data binding and talking to services.

      To find out more about upgrading to the full edition, visit www.packtpub.com/lite-editions and log into your account for offers and help. If you don’t have an account on PacktPub.com, visit today and set one up!

      Approach

      This practical, hands-on cookbook is specifically designed for developers who want to build rich data-driven business applications using Silverlight, designed to show you how to interact with and handle multiple sources of data, how to solve particular data problems and how to interact with services. The material has been carefully selected from Packt’s fuller Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook. 

      Who this book is for

      If you are a .NET developer who wants to build professional data-driven applications with Sliverlight, then this book is for you. Basic experience of programming Silverlight and familiarity with accessing data using ADO.NET in normal .NET applications is required.

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