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Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action

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Braulio Díez , Rocío Serrano , José Fernando Almoguera , Pablo Núñez Navarro , Sebastian Stehle, Reyes García Rosado

Develop a full LOB Silverlight 5 application from scratch with the help of expert advice and an accompanying case study with this book and ebook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683548
Paperback430 pages

About This Book

  • Dive straight into Silverlight 5 with the advanced techniques in this expert guide
  • Fully up-to-date content for Silverlight 5 and RIA Services SP2
  • Complete your knowledge with a gradually built upon case study with this book and e-book

Who This Book Is For

If you already have a firm grasp of Silverlight development and are keen to advance your specialist knowledge of Line of Business (LOB) application development, then Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action is for you.

If you are a developer with experience of other technologies, you may also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Express Introduction to Silverlight
Introduction to Silverlight
Installation
Silverlight architecture
Dragging-and-dropping controls
Interacting with Code-Behind
XAML basic concepts
Basic elements for layout definition
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 2: Forms and Browsing
Controls definitions
Creating windows and controls
Creating modal dialogs
Navigation
Creating a sample Navigation Application
Navigation control services
LOB application case study: applying what we have learnt
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Binding
Understanding DataSource
Introducing the ViewModel
Dependency properties
Adding validations
Converters
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 4: Architecture
Patterns
MVVM pattern
MVVM Light Toolkit
Managed Extensibilty Framework (MEF)
Solution and folder structure
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 5: RIA Services Data Access
Accessing data
RIA Services pieces
Creating a Domain Service and consuming it from a Silverlight application
CRUD
Validation
Advanced topics
RIA Services and MVVM
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 6: Out of Browser (OOB) Applications
Out of Browser (OOB)
Executing an application in OOB mode
Enhancing the experience—tooling up and updating
Offline work
Breaking the sandbox—trusted applications
In-browser trusted applications
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 7: Testing your LOB Application
Types of testing
Methodologies
Unit testing with Silverlight
Libraries to test Silverlight code
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Summary
Chapter 8: Error Control
Following best practices
Exception handling
Understanding the exception types
Logging
Reporting bugs
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 9: Integration with other Web Applications
Page architecture
Communication between an ASPX page and Silverlight
Accessing Silverlight from JavaScript
Accessing JavaScript from Silverlight
DOM handling from Silverlight
Interaction between Silverlight and JavaScript
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Summary
Chapter 10: Consuming Web Services
Definitions
Implementing and consuming a WCF service
Consuming a public API web service
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary
Chapter 11: Security
Client-side security
Server-side and communication security
LOB application case study: applying what we have learned
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Get up and running with coverage of LOB development challenges like building forms, navigation, and service and database access
  • Get to grips with the MVVM pattern and how to integrate it with RIA Services
  • Dig deeper by implementing both in Browser and Out of Browser trusted applications
  • Become fully acquainted with Silverlight and HTML/JavaScript integration
  • Understand how to add authentication and authorization to your Silverlight application
  • Gain advanced knowledge of error control topics like error notification to TFS
  • Become fully equipped with everything an expert developer should know about building Line of Business applications using Silverlight 5
  • Take advantage of a complete LOB case study built gradually from start to finish throughout each chapter

 

In Detail

Microsoft Silverlight is fully established as a powerful tool for creating and delivering Rich Internet Applications and media experiences on the Web. This book will help you dive straight into utilizing Silverlight 5, which now more than ever is a top choice in the Enterprise for building Business Applications.

“Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action” focuses on the development of a complete Silverlight 5 LOB application, helping you to take advantage of the powerful features available along with expert advice.

Fully focused on LOB development, this expert guide takes you from the beginning of designing and implementing a Silverlight 5 LOB application, all the way through to completion. Accompanied by a gradually built upon case study, you will learn about data access via RIA and Web services, architecture with MEF and MVVM applied to LOB development, testing and error control, and much more.

With “Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action” in hand, you will be fully equipped to expertly develop your own Silverlight Line of Business application, without dwelling on the basics of Enterprise Silverlight development.

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