Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books

Manage data in Silverlight, build and maintain rich dashboards, integrate SharePoint with Silverlight, and more

Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books

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Manage data in Silverlight, build and maintain rich dashboards, integrate SharePoint with Silverlight, and more
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ISBN 139781849685641
Paperback526 pages

Book Description

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 Line-Of-Business platform and is increasingly being used to build data-driven business applications. This book will enable .NET developers to get their finger on the pulse of data-driven business applications in Silverlight.

Managing Data and Media in Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight focuses on showing .NET developers how to interact with, and handle multiple sources of data in Silverlight business applications, and how to solve particular data problems following a practical hands-on approach, using real-world examples. This book is a collections of media and data based chapters from Packt’s best selling Silverlight books:
1. Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook
2. Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development: Beginner’s Guide
3. Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook
4. Microsoft Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 Integration
5. Microsoft Silverlight 4: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards
6. 3D Game Development with Microsoft Silverlight 3: Beginner's Guide

The book starts with discussion on layouts and content organization and covers all the options available to access data and communicate with services to get the most out of data in your Silverlight business applications, at the same time providing a rich user experience. Understand sophisticated data access techniques in your Silverlight business applications by binding data to Silverlight controls, validating data in Silverlight, getting data from services into Silverlight applications and much more! Discover the tips, tricks and hands on experience to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Silverlight from a distinguished team of User Experience and Development authors.

This book contains real-world examples that depict various techniques for interacting with data and services provided by this powerful business collaboration platform, for the enterprise and the Internet. The book ends with an appendix covering 3D Game Development.

The TOC with parent books in brackets:

Chapter 1: Layouts and General Content Organization (Silverlight 4 User Interface Cookbook)
Chapter 2: Handling Data (Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development: Beginner’s Guide)
Chapter 3: An Introduction to Data Binding (Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook)
Chapter 4: Advanced Data Binding (Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook)
Chapter 5: The Data Grid (Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook)
Chapter 6: Talking to REST and WCF Data Services (Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook)
Chapter 7: Interacting with Data on the SharePoint Server (Microsoft Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 Integration)
Chapter 8: Interacting with Rich Media and Animations (Microsoft Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 Integration)
Chapter 9: Building Dashboards in SharePoint and Silverlight (Microsoft Silverlight 4: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards)
Chapter 10: Data Access Strategies (Microsoft Silverlight 4: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards)
Appendix: Working with 3D Characters (3D Game Development with Microsoft Silverlight 3: Beginner's Guide)

Table of Contents

Chapter 6: Talking to REST and WCF Data Services
Chapter 7: Interacting with Data on the SharePoint Server
Chapter 8: Interacting with Rich Media and Animations

What You Will Learn

  • Manage layouts and general content organization
  • Know when and how to customize your data in Silverlight using important data controls.
  • Build data-driven business applications in Silverlight much more easily and much faster using Data binding
  • Add functionality to your Silverlight business applications by harnessing REST and WCF Data Services as an underlying platform for communication via Flickr and Twitter
  • Develop Silverlight RIAs that interact with SharePoint 2010 data and services
  • Bring life to business applications and complex workflows
  • Host and use Silverlight WebParts and the SharePoint Client Object Model
  • Understand how to determine between the different data access strategies (SOAP, REST, and OData)

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 6: Talking to REST and WCF Data Services
Chapter 7: Interacting with Data on the SharePoint Server
Chapter 8: Interacting with Rich Media and Animations

Book Details

ISBN 139781849685641
Paperback526 pages
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