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MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide

Johnny Tordgeman

A compact certification guide to help you prepare for and pass the (70-506): TS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development exam with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849684668
Paperback290 pages

About This Book

  • This book and e-book will provide all that you need to know to pass the Microsoft Silverlight 4 development (70-506) exam.
  • Includes a comprehensive set of test questions and answers.
  • The layout and content of the book matches that of the skills measured by the exam closely, which makes it easy to focus your learning and maximize your study time where you need improvement.

Who This Book Is For

If you are a .NET developer who wants to create and maintain rich interactive applications (RIA) using Silverlight 4, then this book is for you. Basic experience of Silverlight development, Microsoft .NET development, and consuming data services is required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Silverlight
What is Microsoft Silverlight
Introducing XAML
The Silverlight application model
Integrating Silverlight with HTML
In and out-of-browser support
Chapter 2: Laying out Our User Interface
Arranging content with panels
Using core and content controls
Creating user controls
The navigation framework
Displaying a collection of items
Playing media files
Test your knowledge
Chapter 3: Enhancing the User Interface
Creating or modifying the control styles
Creating control templates
Creating or modifying data templates
Manipulating visuals
Animating visuals
Implementing behaviors
Managing the visual state
Test your knowledge
Chapter 4: Implementing Application Logic
Handling events
Consuming services asynchronously
Working with background threads
Working with dependency properties
Interacting with attached properties
Implementing ICommand
Test your knowledge
Chapter 5: Working with Data
Implementing data binding
Formatting data
Creating and consuming value converters
Implementing data validation
Test your knowledge
Chapter 6: Interacting with the Host Platform
Implementing the printing API
Creating out-of-browser applications
Accessing the isolated storage
Interacting with the DOM
Accessing the clipboard
Reading from and writing to the host filesystem
Handling alternative input methods
Test your knowledge
Chapter 7: Structuring Applications
Creating and consuming resource dictionaries
Implementing localization and globalization
Handling application-level events
Test your knowledge
Chapter 8: Deploying Applications
Configuring the Silverlight plugin
Dynamically loading application resources
Creating a client access policy
Test your knowledge

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to lay out a user interface in Silverlight using concepts such as panels, content controls and navigation.
  • Discover how to enhance your UI by manipulating visuals, creating animations and other important UI concepts.
  • Understand how to implement application logic and work with data to create a powerful data driven line of business applications.
  • Know how to structure your application and how it can interact with its host platform.
  • Learn how to configure, deliver and deploy your Silverlight application and how to dynamically load resources upon request.

In Detail

Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive applications for many screens across the Web, desktop, and mobile devices. Silverlight is also a great (and growing) Line-Of-Business platform and is increasingly being used to build data-driven business applications. Silverlight is based on familiar .NET languages such as C# which enables existing .NET developers to get started developing rich internet applications almost immediately.

"MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide" will show you how to prepare for and pass the (70-506): TS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development exam.

Packed with practical examples and Q&As, MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide starts by showing you how to lay out a user interface, enhance the user interface, implement application logic, work with data and interact with a host platform amongst others.


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