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Silverlight is a lightweight but powerful plug-in for multiple web browsers on multiple operating systems that makes it easier than ever to create rich web-based content, applications, and controls. With support for vector graphics, animations, full-screen high-definition video, and more, Silverlight gives you the ability to create more compelling content than you dreamed possible for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Silverlight provides much of the power of Windows Presentation Foundation, but with less overhead and easy integration with HTML and AJAX-style applications. Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed is the authoritative book that covers the technology in a practical and approachable fashion, authored by Silverlight guru and Microsoft developer Adam Nathan.
Covers everything you need to know about Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) in Silverlight
Examines the Silverlight feature areas in depth: graphics, text, audio, video, animation, ink, events, and more
Demonstrates how to create reusable controls and perform common tasks (such as drag-and-drop) using basic building blocks
Explains how to download assets asynchronously to maximize your user experience
Demonstrates how to create hybrid applications that mix Silverlight content with HTML or Flash content
Highlights features scheduled for future versions of Silverlight while showing how to achieve your desired results with the current version
Part I Fundamentals
1 Getting Started 9
2 XAML 39
Part II Creating Static Content
3 Shapes, Lines, and Curves 61
4 Text 83
5 Brushes and Images 99
6 Positioning and Transforming Elements 117
Part III Making Your Content Come to Life
7 Responding to Input Events 143
8 Downloading Content on Demand 179
9 Animation 191
10 Audio and Video 219