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ISBN-10: 1430210761

ISBN-13: 9781430210764

This publication is barely 330 pages lengthy, every one bankruptcy averaging 22 pages, and but, it packs loads of stable to very good content material, with all of the first 14 chapters supplying the building-block info that may let one to construct what the writer has referred to as a real-world kind software, the Campus Explorer mentioned within the final bankruptcy. whereas there's extra to development real-world enterprise functions than what the writer were capable of deal with, the writer hit all of the correct spots, exhibiting readers easy methods to: securely speak with code deployed in comparable- or cross-domain servers to get software info, bind these information to consumer interfaces styled to mimick ASP.Net's grasp and ContentPlaceHolder techniques, deal with data-sharing, multithreading, and dynamic content-loading concerns, try out and debug software code together with computerized UI trying out, and construct, package deal and install software code. as well as masking the entire renowned bread-and-butter options reminiscent of info- and Control-Templating, Animation, and the way to paintings with Audio and Video records, the e-book additionally comprises strong discussions of visible nation supervisor (Chapter 8), Dynamic Language aid (Chapter 10) and a very good dialogue of the way to take advantage of IsolatedStorageFile successfully. This e-book is particularly good written and arranged, and grants solid to first-class contents successfully. (Note: the resource code for the booklet will be downloaded from the web site pointed out on the finish of the creation, acceleratedsilverlight.net ).

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Cs file also registers itself for all application-level events. The Exit and UnhandledException events come already registered with empty handler methods. The Startup method comes registered with a method that establishes where the main user interface comes from (RootVisual). This Startup event handler is where the connection to the MainPage class was established in the project code for this chapter. These application events are the first events you’ve seen in this chapter. cs code, or through XAML.

Type Converters XAML introduces type converters in order to easily support setting of complicated property values. A type converter simply converts a string representation of an object to the actual object, but allows for complex handling, such as wrapping a value in several objects. While not explicitly tied to Silverlight (or WPF or XAML), type converters are heavily used when parsing XAML. Let’s take a look at the definition of the Canvas layout control in the login screen’s XAML. The Background and Height properties are type-converted from a string to their actual type (so is Width—however, it’s a more trivial conversion since Width is of type double and 300 is a simple parsing).

Set to null to revert to default behavior. DataContext Object Defines context (source of data) used in data binding. Height double Indicates the asked-for height of the FrameworkElement. HorizontalAlignment HorizontalAlignment Gets/sets the horizontal alignment. Behavior of this property is deferred to the layout control hosting this FrameworkElement. Possible values: Left, Center, Right, Stretch (default: fills the entire layout slot). Windows. XmlLanguage Specifies localization/globalization language used by this FrameworkElement.

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