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This course introduces the basics of creating and hosting Silverlight applications, working through many of the important controls, through binding Silverlight applications to live data.


 
Course Outline
Course Description

Silverlight 4.0 makes it possible for developers to create rich, interactive applications delivered through a Web browser to nearly any client operating system, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. This course introduces the basics of creating and hosting Silverlight applications, working through many of the important controls, through binding Silverlight applications to live data. This course also covers creating and hosting Silverlight applications, working through some more advanced controls, more graphic issues including shapes, geometries, brushes, transforms, and animations, through deploying Silverlight applications.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to Silverlight 4

  • Introduce Silverlight 4
  • Compare declarative and procedural coding styles
  • Investigate the Silverlight designer in Visual Studio 2010
  • Learn about controls and events in Silverlight 4
Lesson 2: Layout
  • Understand how the layout system works in Silverlight
  • See how to use various containers to control layout
  • See how to use alignment and sizing to control layout
Lesson 3: Simple Controls
  • Investigate Border, Button, CheckBox and RadioButton controls
  • View and enter text using TextBlock, TextBox and PasswordBox controls
  • Work with dates using the DatePicker and Calendar controls
  • Add visual flair using the Slider, ProgressBar and MediaElement controls
Lesson 4: Advanced Controls
  • Learn how to use controls that enable users to select an item from a list
  • See how to add menus to applications
  • Explore controls that enable you to better organize content
Lesson 5: Styles and Resources
  • Investigate XAML Resources
  • Learn about the hierarchy of resources
  • Work with resources programmatically
  • Organize resources with resource dictionaries
  • Experiment with XAML Styles
  • Apply Styles dynamically
  • Work with Style inheritance
Lesson 6: Navigation
  • Explore navigation in Silverlight applications
  • See how to build page-based applications that support navigation
  • Learn how to navigate using XAML and code
  • See how to use the Navigation Application project template
Lesson 7: Binding
  • Learn to use Binding objects to bind data sources and targets
  • Add data converters to manage conversion during the binding process
  • Use data templates to modify the layout of bound data in lists
Lesson 8: Working with Data
  • See how to retrieve data from a WCF service
  • Create common data bound forms
  • See how to display information from main and related tables
Lesson 9: Brushes and Transforms
  • Work with solid, gradient, and image brushes
  • Add transparency effects, including opacity mask
  • Investigate built-in transforms
  • Add reflection effect using opacity mask and transforms
Lesson 10: Deployment
  • See how to deploy Silverlight applications
  • Learn how to deploy out-of-browser applications
  • Explore how to customize the installation of Silverlight
Lesson 11: Introducing Expression Blend
  • Compare Visual Studio and Expression Blend
  • Examine the Blend integrated development environment
  • Learn about Expression Blend's designer panels
  • Integrate Expression Blend with Visual Studio
  • Create resources and set up element-to-element binding in Expression Blend
Lesson 12: Introducing Animation
  • Understand how animation works in XAML applications
  • Examine animation, storyboard, and trigger objects
  • Learn to start animations in code
  • Work with DoubleAnimation, ColorAnimation, and PointAnimation objects
  • Examine properties of the animation classes
  • Try out various easing functions
  • Use Expression Blend to interactively create animations
Lesson 13: Working with Data Using WCF Data Services
  • Learn how to create WCF Data Services
  • See how to call WCF Data Services from Silverlight applications
  • Explore how to modify data using WCF Data Services
  • Silverlight and Networking
  • See how make cross-domain calls from Silverlight applications
  • Explore how to use the WebClient class to request data from Web sites

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

This course assumes that students have some programming background and experience using Visual Studio 2010. This course assumes knowledge of a CLS language (Visual C#), of the .NET Framework, and the current (or a prior) version of Visual Studio.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation/reschedule policy requires notification at least 10 business days before the class start date for a full refund. Please note that you are responsible for notifying NTG of your inability to attend class or you will be invoiced for the full payment.

Should you need to cancel in less than 10 business days before the start of the class, you will be given a 100% credit towards a future class that must be taken within 6 months of the start of the original class. If you are not able to reschedule to a future class, you will be charged 50% of the upfront registration fee.

Classes are subject to cancellation by NTG up to two weeks prior to the class date. It is important to keep this in mind before you purchase a non-refundable airline ticket.


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I liked the pace and the "teach then try" style that was used. It was engaging, we weren't listening to long sets of info then trying to remember it and it made the day fly by. I also retained more as I was instantly engaged with trying the skills myself.
Reviewed by 2016
Todd McCall is a passionate, well-informed and thoughtful instructor. His course exceeded my training needs and his commitment to experiential learning is superb! I will definitely take another class if he is the instructor.
Reviewed by 2014
Andrew was a great instructor!
Reviewed by 2014
Good course, absolutely satisfied
Reviewed by 2013
This was a good course to learn the essentials of Captivate as a software program.
Reviewed by 2012
The instructor was great and followed the curriculum as per Adobe's book but Dreamweaver is a beast of a software with a high learning curve. I found that this course just scratched the surface and taught me the basics and that I would need more practice and learning to create a simple website with ease. This is not a criticism of the course really but I felt I would personally benefit from a slightly slower pace and an extra day. I didn't know that at the time as I seemed to follow the instructor's instructions well and it seemed to make sense in the classroom but once I got home I felt a little stuck!
Reviewed by 2011
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