Silverlight 5 Courseware Using C# and Visual Studio 2010
April 3, 2012.
Object Innovations is pleased to announce updated courseware on Microsoft's Silverlight 5:
Silverlight is a rapidly evolving client-side web technology from Microsoft. It enables the implementation
of visually stunning web applications that depend only on a small, easy-to-install plug-in
that works in browsers for both Windows and Macintosh. Silverlight provides a cross-platform
and cross-browser implementation of the .NET Framework. Silverlight applications can be implemented
to facilitate creation of line-of-business applications as well as provide an attractive interface for
websites. It includes substantial enhancements over previous versions of Silverlight
The courses introduce Silverlight for C# and Visual Basic programmers and provide a thorough survey of
Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), which is also the foundation of
Windows Presentation Framework (WPF). They covers Silverlight's graphics programming model,
which supports the display of both vector graphics and images, as well as animations and
multimedia. There are many example programs and labs.
The coursesware ccontains extensive material on networking, data controls and data binding,
and accessing databases and XML files. It
utilizes many important new technologies from Microsoft, including Windows Communication Foundation (WCF),
REST-based Web services, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), the Entity Data Model (EDM), WCF Data Services,
and the Open Data Protocol (OData).
Additional topics are covered, such as the HTML Bridge, out-of-browser applications,
the use of elevated trust, printing, and clipboard access. An appendix covers transforms in Silverlight,
which can be used to achieve many striking visual effects.
The last chapter introduces major new features of Silverlight 5, including 3D graphics,
low latency audio playback, variable speed playback, a new trusted application model, and XAML data binding
enhancements. There is an extended introduction to the PivotViewer control, which provides powerful
capablities for working with massive data sets.
Shipments of the courseware begin immediately.