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Pro Business Applications with Silverlight 4
Silverlight 4 has the potential to revolutionize the way we build business applications. With its flexibility, web deployment, cross-platform capabilities, rich .NET language support on the client, rich user interface control set, small runtime, and more, it comes close to the perfect platform in which to build business applications. It's a very powerful...
Silverlight 4 has the potential to revolutionize the way we build business applications. With its flexibility, web deployment, cross-platform capabilities, rich .NET language support on the client, rich user interface control set, small runtime, and more, it comes close to the perfect platform in which to build business applications. It's a very powerful technology, and despite its relative youth, it's moving forward at a rapid pace and is gaining widespread adoption. This book will guide you through the process of designing and developing enterprise-strength business applications in Silverlight 4 and C#. You will learn how to take advantage of the power of Silverlight to develop rich and robust business applications, from getting started to deployment, and everything in between. In particular, this book will serve developers who want to learn how to design business applications, and tackle the issues that you'll face, and how to resolve them. Chris Anderson demonstrates his experience through a candid presentation of how to approach real-life implementation decisions. With this book in hand, you will Create a fully functional business application in Silverlight Discover how to satisfy all of the common requirements that most business applications share What you'll learn How to structure your project to ensure a robust and maintainable application How to create user interfaces with XAML and bind controls to data How to communicate securely between the server and the client How to view and maintain data within a Silverlight user interface How to implement standard business application paradigms in Silverlight Who is this book for? This book is for developers experienced in other .NET technologies, such as WinForms or ASP.NET, looking to translate their existing skills to developing business applications with Silverlight. Table of Contents Introduction Getting Started with Sliverlight An Introduction to XAML The Navigation Framework Exposing Data From The Server Implementing Summary Lists Building Data Entry Forms Securing Your Application Styling Your Application Advanced XAML and Data Binding Creating Custom Controls The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Design Pattern Reporting and Printing Out of Browser Mode, and Interacting with the Operating System Application Deployment
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