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Silverlight 4 New Features

with Walt Ritscher

Video: Welcome

Covers additions and enhancements to the Microsoft Silverlight development framework.
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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. What you should know before taking this course
      1m 26s
  2. 17m 6s
    1. Understanding the new features of Silverlight 4
      1m 31s
    2. Setting up your developer computer
      2m 31s
    3. Overview of the Visual Studio 2010 Silverlight features
      5m 12s
    4. Exploring the UI tool improvements in Visual Studio 2010
      7m 52s
  3. 24m 36s
    1. Creating an Out-of-Browser application
      6m 16s
    2. Controlling aspects of your OOB application
      2m 49s
    3. Alerting the user with Notification windows
      7m 13s
    4. Hosting HTML content in Silverlight applications
      8m 18s
  4. 30m 15s
    1. Exploring Silverlight trust levels
      3m 56s
    2. Creating an elevated trust application
      6m 0s
    3. Reaping the benefits of XAP signing
      6m 8s
    4. Making cross-domain calls
      5m 1s
    5. Getting started with COM Interop using the speech API
      4m 23s
    6. Using COM Interop to interact with Office
      4m 47s
  5. 43m 8s
    1. Simplifying binding with the property marker
      4m 43s
    2. DataGrid and Visual Studio binding improvements
      7m 0s
    3. Moving data with your mouse: Dragging support on elements and files
      5m 26s
    4. Working with rich text
      5m 27s
    5. Bringing the world to your application with Bing Maps
      6m 40s
    6. Analyzing your data with the PivotViewer
      8m 0s
    7. Exploring the Viewbox, the BusyIndicator, and other new Silverlight controls
      5m 52s
  6. 19m 53s
    1. Capturing video with your web camera
      4m 49s
    2. Working with your microphone
      4m 13s
    3. Creating print output
      6m 55s
    4. Transforming your application to full screen
      3m 56s
  7. 14m 3s
    1. Digging into the new events
      6m 9s
    2. Localizing your content
      4m 5s
    3. Looking at Implicit Styles
      3m 49s
  8. 26m 38s
    1. Reviewing what's new in Expression Blend
      5m 18s
    2. Shifting your UI with transition effects
      7m 30s
    3. Simplifying path layout with the PathListBox
      3m 53s
    4. Working with design-time data
      4m 17s
    5. Adding actions with behaviors
      5m 40s
  9. 54s
    1. Goodbye

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Silverlight 4 New Features
Video duration: 0s 3h 0m Intermediate


Microsoft Silverlight and its associated development tools, Expression Blend and Visual Studio, are used to reproduce the look and feel of a desktop application in a browser-deployed, cross-platform framework. In Silverlight 4 New Features, author Walt Ritscher highlights the new features delivered with Silverlight 4 and Expression Blend 4, with bonus coverage of out-of-browser application deployment. This course covers the most exciting additions and enhancements to this rich Internet application (RIA) development framework, including new customizable form controls, rich text and media support, drag-and-drop data binding, and more. Exercise files accompany the course.

Recommended prerequisite: Silverlight 3 Essential Training.

Topics include:
  • Alerting users with the Notifications window
  • Creating elevated trust applications
  • Signing with XAP
  • Simplifying binding with the property marker
  • Analyzing data with PivotViewer
  • Localizing content
  • Working with design-time data in Expression Blend
  • Adding interactivity with Behaviors
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Hi! I'm Walt Ritscher, and I want to welcome you to my Silverlight 4 New Features training series. It's hard to believe that Microsoft has produced four versions of Silverlight in less than three years. Each version has been a huge improvement over the previous release. I can't wait to show you the cool new additions to Silverlight 4. In this course, I'll start with an overview of the new Out-of-Browser features and show you how building an elevated trust application permits you to interact with local resources. I'll cover the new web cam and mic support and show you the new transition and animation features.

There are new ways to work with data, so we'll take a look at the improved data controls. Along the way, we'll explore Bing maps, analyze data with Pivot view, and plenty more. This course is targeted at developers, and I assume that you are already familiar with version 3. If you are new to Silverlight development, you may want to watch my Silverlight 3 Essential Training here on first. I'm really impressed with the new features in version 4. Now, let's see what Silverlight has in store for you.

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