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

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

By: Johnny Tordgeman

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide
About the Author
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This has been a long ride, hasn't it? We have covered a lot of ground in this chapter. We started with creating our first Silverlight application, and by using it, we learned all about the layout panels and what each and everyone of them is used for. Then we moved on to using the core and content controls, a topic which has a fair amount of questions in the Silverlight certification exam. The next subject we discussed was the navigation framework. We learned how to navigate between pages, use query strings and other related subjects, without which no line of business application can be completed. We then moved on to displaying a collections of items—a set of controls aimed at helping us display a large amount of data while using binding, templating, and more. We concluded the chapter with the ever fun MediaElement control—the heart and soul of working with media in Silverlight.

In the next chapter, we are going to extend our knowledge of the Silverlight UI. We will work with animation...