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Pro Telerik ASP.NET and Silverlight Controls: Master Telerik Controls for Advanced ASP.NET and Silverlight Projects (Pro Series)

Author: Jose Rolando Guay Paz
List price: $64.99
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Average rating: 4.6 / 6 (6 reviews)
Publisher: Apress ( 7 July 2010)

This book provides a complete guide to implementing Telerik's range of ASP.NET and Silverlight controls. Telerik controls are invaluable for ASP.NET and Silverlight developers because they provide a vast array of rich controls targeted for the presentation layer of web applications. Telerik offers you solutions for the reports, grids, charts, and text-editing controls that you need but don't want to build from scratch yourself--the options are endless for increasing the functionality of any of your web solutions.
What you'll learn

  • Understand how to integrate the standard Telerik controls into any ASP.NET or Silverlight solution to increase productivity and usability.
  • Incorporate the Telerik extensions for ASP.NET MVC.
  • Learn to implement Telerik Open Access and ORM for all your data access requirements.
  • Work with the full API to master using the entire suite of controls.
Who this book is for This book is aimed at .NET developers working with ASP.NET and Silverlight who want to take advantage of the prewritten controls that Telerik provides when developing their software. No prior knowledge of Telerik controls is required, but a working knowledge of ASP.NET and Silverlight is assumed.
Table of Contents
  1. Introducing ASP.NET and Telerik
  2. Getting Started With Telerik RadControls
  3. Input RadControls
  4. Navigation RadControls
  5. Date, Time, and Scheduling RadControls
  6. Data RadControls, Part 1
  7. Data RadControls, Part
  8. Layout RadControls
  9. Chart and Image RadControls
  10. Additional RadControls
  11. RadAjax
  12. Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC
  13. RadControls for Silverlight
  14. Introducing Telerik Reporting
  15. Telerik OpenAccess ORM

Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight: Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs

Author: Bill Evjen
List price: $54.99
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Average rating: 5.0 / 3 (3 reviews)
Publisher: Wrox (22 November 2011)

A team of MVP authors guides you through the .NET 4 Framework

Written by a group of experienced MVPs, this unparalleled book delves into the intricate—and often daunting—world of .NET 4. Each author draws from a particular area of expertise to provide invaluable information on using the various .NET 4, C# 4, Silverlight 4, and Visual Studio tools in the real world. The authors break down the vast .NET 4 Framework into easily digestible portions to offer you a strong foundation on what makes .NET such a popular and successful framework for building a wide range of solutions.

  • Breaks down the .NET 4 Framework into easily understandable sections
  • Features more than a dozen MVPs serving as authors, each of whom focuses on a particular area of expertise
  • Covers such topics as Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight 4, Windows Communication Foundation, ASP.NET performance, the entity framework, and more
  • Shares C# tips and tricks and .NET architecture best practices from a team of Microsoft MVPs

Real World .NET 4 and C# is the ultimate resource for discovering and understanding the .NET 4 Framework.

Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Author: Laurence Moroney
List price: $44.99
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Average rating: 2.8 / 2 (2 reviews)
Publisher: Apress ( 7 March 2008)

There has been a huge surge in interest in ‘Web 2.0’ technologies over the last couple of years. Microsoft’s contribution to this area has been the ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight technologies, coupled to a supporting framework of ancillary tools. This book aims to be a no nonsense introduction to these technologies for the rapidly growing number of people who are realizing that they need Microsoft-based ‘Web 2.0’ skills on their CV. It gives people a grounding in the core concepts of the technologies and shows how they can be used together to produce the results that people need. The author has unparalleled experience of introducing people to these technologies.

Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: Includes Silverlight 2

Author: Mario Szpuszta
List price: $59.99
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Average rating: 3.9 / 19 (19 reviews)
Publisher: Apress (22 December 2008)

ASP.NET 3.5 is Microsoft’s principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008 raises the bar for high–quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft’s dynamic web solution.

This edition is updated with everything you need to integrate Silverlight 2.0 and SQL Server 2008 into your ASP.NET applications. You will learn about Silverlight’s exciting features so that your ASP projects can be rich in visual flair and compelling to the user.

Seasoned .NET professionals Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta explain how you can get the most from this groundbreaking technology. They cover ASP.NET 3.5 as a whole, illustrating both the brand–new features and the functionality carried over from previous versions of ASP. This book will give you the knowledge you need to code real ASP.NET 3.5 applications in the best possible style.

Pro Silverlight 2 in C# 2008 (Windows.net)

Author: Matthew MacDonald
List price: $49.99
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Average rating: 4.1 / 15 (15 reviews)
Publisher: Apress ( 4 December 2008)

Pro Silverlight 1.1 is the perfect reference: you’ll learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash and, best of all, you’ll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight―-all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications. Author Matthew MacDonald provides an expertly crafted tutorial written from professional developer to professional developer. You’ll learn how to create rich media applications using Silverlight across browsers and platforms.

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Author: Matthew MacDonald
List price: $59.99
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Average rating: 4.3 / 32 (32 reviews)
Publisher: Apress (29 June 2010)

ASP.NET 4 is the principal standard for creating dynamic web pages on the Windows platform. Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010 raises the bar for high-quality, practical advice on learning and deploying Microsoft's dynamic web solution.

This edition is updated with everything you need to master up to version 4 of ASP.NET, including coverage of ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET AJAX 4, ASP.NET Dynamic Data, and Silverlight 3.

Seasoned .NET professionals Matthew MacDonald and Mario Szpuszta explain how you can get the most from these groundbreaking technologies. They cover ASP.NET 4 as a whole, illustrating both the newer features and the functionality carried over from previous versions of ASP. This book will give you the knowledge you need to code real ASP.NET 4 applications in the best possible style.

Silverlight 4 in Action

Author: Pete Brown
List price: $49.99
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Average rating: 4.7 / 33 (33 reviews)
Publisher: Manning Publications ( 7 October 2010)

Silverlight 4 in Action is a fast-paced, comprehensive tutorial that guides the reader from creating "Hello World" to coding production-quality, data-driven rich internet applications with graphics, audio, and video content. Written for a developer who already knows how to code in C#, this fluff-free book covers the basics quickly and dives into the heart of Silverlight development using XAML (a markup language for creating user interface elements) and Visual Studio 2010. You'll learn not only how to accomplish tasks, but how the underlying runtime works.
In addition to the fundamentals, the book covers the new features in Silverlight like pixel shaders, webcam and microphone, and raw media, as well as WCF RIA Services and patterns like MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel). It explains developing offline and "out-of-browser" applications, managing video and audio, handling validation, navigation and deep-linking, and how each Silverlight feature fits into the overall Silverlight ecosystem.
Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Silverlight
  2. Core XAML
  3. The application model and the plug-in
  4. Integrating with the browser
  5. Integrating with the desktop
  6. Rendering, layout, and transforming
  7. Panels
  8. Human input
  9. Text
  10. Controls and UserControls
  11. Binding
  12. Data controls: DataGrid and DataForm
  13. Input validation
  14. Networking and communications
  15. Navigation and dialogs
  16. Structuring and testing with the MVVM/ViewModel pattern
  17. WCF RIA Services
  18. Graphics and effects
  19. Printing
  20. Displaying and capturing media (including webcam/mic)
  21. Working with bitmap images
  22. Animation and behaviors
  23. Resoures, styles, and control templates
  24. Creating panels and controls
  25. The install experience and preloaders

Silverlight 2 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Expert's Voice in .NET)

Author: Jit Ghosh
List price: $44.99
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Average rating: 5.0 / 1 (1 reviews)
Publisher: Apress ( 4 December 2008)

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in like Flash that delivers rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports a number of different programming languages and techniques (making it cross-platform) and all major browsers (cross-browser support). Silverlight 1.1 Recipes is brought to the market immediately surrounding the actual Silverlight 1.1 RTM to target developers interested in practical, ready-to-use code pieces. Readers will enjoy the "cut-and-paste" ready solutions that give lots of bang for their buck.

Pro Silverlight 4 in C# (Expert's Voice in Silverlight)

Author: Matthew MacDonald
List price: $49.99
Amazon price: $6.00   Book details at Amazon.com
Average rating: 4.5 / 19 (19 reviews)
Publisher: Apress ( 9 November 2010)

Silverlight 4 is Microsoft's cross-browser technology for creating rich user experiences on the Web. Like its predecessor, Silverlight 3, it rides atop the .NET framework for maximum ease of use and coding efficiency. The new technology carries forward much of the work that has been done before and augments it in many important respects, including support for H.264 video, major improvements to the graphics engine (including true 3D rendering), and much richer data-binding options for interfacing with other applications.

Pro Silverlight 4 in C# is an invaluable reference for professional developers wanting to discover the features of Silverlight 4. Author Matthew MacDonald's expert advice guides you through creating rich media applications using Silverlight in the environment you're most productive in―no matter what the target platform.

As you learn about the features that put Silverlight in direct competition with Adobe Flash, such as rich support for 2D and 3D drawing, animations, and media playback, you'll experience the plumbing of .NET and the design model of WPF through Silverlight―all of the same .NET technology that developers use to design next-generation Windows applications. Matthew MacDonald provides a comprehensive tutorial written from professional developer to professional developer, complete with full-color graphics and screenshots.

Programming .NET 3.5: Build N-Tier Applications with WPF, AJAX, Silverlight, LINQ, WCF, and More

Author: Jesse Liberty
List price: $44.99
Amazon price: $5.36   Book details at Amazon.com
Average rating: 3.5 / 10 (10 reviews)
Publisher: O'Reilly Media ( 4 August 2008)

.NET 3.5 will help you create better Windows applications, build Web Services that are more powerful, implement new Workflow projects and dramatically enhance the user's experience. But it does so with what appears to be a collection of disparate technologies. In Programming .NET 3.5, bestselling author Jesse Liberty and industry expert Alex Horovitz uncover the common threads that unite the .NET 3.5 technologies, so you can benefit from the best practices and architectural patterns baked into this newest generation of Microsoft frameworks. While single-topic .NET 3.5 books delve into Windows Presentation Foundation and the other frameworks in greater detail, Programming .NET 3.5 offers a "Grand Tour" of the release that describes how the four principal technologies can be used together, with Ajax, to build modern n-tier and service-oriented applications. Developers have struggled to implement these patterns with previous versions of the .NET Framework, but this hands-on guide uses real-world examples and fully annotated source code to demonstrate how .NET 3.5 can make it easy. The concepts and technologies that this book covers include:

  • XAML -- Microsoft's new XML-based markup language for UI, used with WPF Windows Presentation Foundation
  • (WPF) -- a new presentation framework and graphics subsystem for Windows that puts Vista-like effect in your grasp
  • Ajax Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) - a new standards-based framework that enables applications to communicate across a network using a variety of protocols
  • Workflow Foundation (WF) -- framework for defining, executing, and managing workflows
  • CardSpace -- framework for managing the identities of your user
You'll learn how to useeach of the four frameworks alone and in concert to build a series of meaningful example applications. Examples are written in C#, and all of the source code will be available for download at both the O'Reilly and the authors' site, which offers access to a free support forum. Between them, authors Jesse Liberty and Alex Horovitz have nearly forty years of experience in delivering commercial applications for companies such as Citibank, Apple, AT&T, NeXt, PBS, Ziff Davis, and dozens of smaller organizations. Their combined experience is valuable for telling the story of .NET 3.5 and how it will shorten the development life cycle for applications developers, and enhance your productivity.
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