Chapter 21. Optimizing Performance

IN THIS CHAPTER, WE WILL:

• See how we can improve the download time of a Silverlight application to make the initial experience more enjoyable for the user.

• Improve the way that data is displayed on the screen by virtualizing the user interface.

• Accelerate the user interface to speed up and smoothen animations.

• Talk about profiling and how to avoid memory leaks.

Silverlight applications are deployed over the Internet and running on all kind of computers, from high-end desktop machines to Windows Phone 7 devices. To guarantee a pleasant user experience, some areas should be optimized for performance:

• Reducing the size of the material (code, media, and other assets) being downloaded

• Optimizing the ...

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