Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards

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  • Learn how to create custom user controls, reference resources, and edit basic control templates
  • Build an end-to-end dashboard solution
  • Learn how to use Microsoft Expression Blend to style a dashboard
  • Explore the different types of dashboards, and learn how to choose the most appropriate dashboard type based on your project goals
  • Discover and represent user needs and scenarios as a basis for dashboard design, using user experience best practices
  • Understand how to determine between the different data access strategies (SOAP, REST, and OData)
  • Host and use Silverlight WebParts and the SharePoint Client Object Model

Microsoft Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and line of business applications for the web and desktop. Silverlight enables you to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards that highlight Key Performance Indicators for your business.

Microsoft Silverlight 5: Building Rich Enterprise Dashboards is a concise and practical tutorial that shows you how to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Silverlight.

This book provides real world user experience design topics and starts by providing an overview of the Silverlight Platform and the clear advantages it provides for building dashboards. The book then dives into topics such as Silverlight design and development tools, building a basic Dashboard, Dashboard types and user needs, Designing for Insight, Styling, Building an End to End Dashboard Solution and Data Access Strategies amongst others.

  • With this book and e-book, learn how to create, customize and design rich enterprise dashboards with Silverlight
  • Move from scenarios to requirements by applying user-centered design best practices
  • 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
Page Count 288
Course Length 8 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781849682343
Date Of Publication 27 Jan 2012


Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder has been a software developer/architect for over 16 years. During that time, he has spent several years as a consultant providing technical guidance and leadership for the development of enterprise class systems on the Microsoft Platform. At Infragistics, he is a principal consultant that focuses on the design and construction of RIA and n-tier based applications. Todd is the co-leader for the New Jersey .Net user group ( and is a frequent speaker at trade shows, code camps, and Firestarters.

Joel Eden, PhD

Joel Eden, PhD has been working in the area of user experience and design methods for over 10 years. Currently a Senior Interaction Designer working on UX Tools at Infragistics, Joel spent three years in the Infragistics Services group, consulting for external clients. Prior to Infragistics, he worked at multiple design agencies in the Philadelphia area, as well as working at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Labs. Joel holds a B.S. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D in Information Science, both from Drexel University.

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith has been a Visual Designer for six years. During that time he has been an Art Director at various agencies and studied special effects and animation at NYU. A convert from flash and flex he has been working with .NET technologies for the past two years, specializing in WPF and Silverlight. At Infragistics, he is an UX Visual Designer that focuses on the design, implementation and User Experience. You can view some of his work at

Matthew Duffield

Matthew Duffield is a .NET architect designing and developing enterprise applications. He specializes in .NET with an emphasis on WPF, Silverlight, and WP7 development. He is a Microsoft MVP in Client Application Development and has an MSCD.NET certification. He also works in business intelligence, designing and developing solutions for data warehouse and data mining initiatives. You can read his blog at and follow him on Twitter at @mattduffield.