Silverlight is one of the shining jewels in the Microsoft toolkit.…If you are new to Silverlight, this movie will give you a quick overview.…If you want to learn more about Silverlight, there are a number of titles here…on lynda.com that provides more details about this rich platform.…What is Silverlight?…It is Microsoft's framework for building complex, visually rich, cross-browser…and cross-platform applications.…Developers can create web applications in familiar languages, like Visual Basic and C#.…Unlike HTML-based application, Silverlight has zero browser compatibility issues,…but it does require a browser plug-in to be installed on the user's computer.…
Silverlight is also one of the programming platforms for the new Windows Phone 7 devices.…I am going to create a brand-new Silverlight project inside Visual Studio.…To do that, I need to go to File > New > Project and then choose the…Silverlight section.…If you want to do a Silverlight 4 project, make sure you have the Visual Studio…extensions installed.…
- Creating a Visual Studio project
- Building the user interface
- Binding to an RSS feed
- Coding with IntelliSense
- Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
- Integrating with SQL Server
- Working with Microsoft Office applications
- Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
- Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
- Using source control
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Which edition of Visual Studio 2010 do I need to follow along in this course?
A: The course is taught with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, but can also be used with the Premium or Ultimate editions. The Express editions of Visual Studio, including Visual Basic 2010 Express, Visual C# 2010 Express, and Visual C++ Express, are not covered in this course.
Q: I'm attempting to download the exercise files for this course, and my virus protection is blocking me from unzipping the downloaded file. Are the files corrupted?
A: The alert is a false-positive message. Your antivirus software is detecting the active code included in the exercise files, which in some ways resembles viral code. There is nothing to be alarmed about and you can ignore the warning. This is common among coding courses and environments.
1. Getting Started
2. Exploring the Visual Studio Workspace (IDE)
3. Building a Simple Application
4. Exploring the Code Editors
5. Working with Code
6. Understanding the Project Types
7. Digging Into Your Data
8. Debugging Your Application
9. Testing Your Application
10. Deploying Your Application
11. Working with Source Control
12. Integrating with Microsoft Office Applications
Making an Excel 2010 add-in5m 21s
13. Extending Visual Studio
14. Configuring Your Application
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