The only real tool for developing cross-platform Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) for that last 11 years has been Flash; until now! Silverlight 3 allows you to develop cross-platform Rich Internet Applications in a fraction of the time because of the extensive and very powerful .NET 3.5 libraries, the powerful, design friendly Blend 3 Integrated Development Environment, and an enhanced workflow that allows designers and developers to work on the same set of files at the same time.
- Develop stunning RIAs in a short time.
- Learn some basic Object Oriented Programming Principles.
- Get familiar with the Blend 3 development environment.
What you'll learn
- Learn the Blend 3 and Visual Studio 2008 Integrated Development Environments (IDE).
- Learn how to create stunning animations using Silverlight 3 Storyboards.
- Learn how to incorporate video and sound into your RIAs with the Silverlight MediaElement.
- Learn about and how to develop quickly using Silverlight 3's reusable resources such as UserControls, ControlTemplates and DataTemplates.
- Learn about the new Visual State Manager and the State panel in Blend 3 to quickly and easily add MouseEnter and MouseLeave states to your UserControls.
- Put everything you have learned together to create a sample Silverlight 3 website.
Who is this book for?
Web designers and developers wanting to learn Expression Blend 3 from the ground up. Those who have a background in the development of RIAs and want to learn this new technology.
About the Author
Victor is a senior application engineer at IdentityMine, a top-tier software company specializing in designing and developing cutting edge software applications, creating customized WPF/Blend and Silverlight training programs and creating tools for designers and developers. Victor has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Harrah\'s, Mattel, NBC/Universal, Disney, Best Buy, GameStop, Vivendi Universal Games, and New Line Cinema among others. Victor, a former Flash/ActionScript engineer still stays active in the Flash community by writing articles and tutorials on www.actionscript.org where he is also a moderator.