Accelerated Silverlight 2 (Accelerated) by Jeff Scanlon

By Jeff Scanlon

Silverlight 2 is a brand new internet improvement know-how from Microsoft that's already inflicting large waves in the improvement neighborhood. it's the normal successor to Ajax and ASP.NET AJAX-style functions and offers a method for web-pages to supply the seamless and wealthy person adventure that's at the moment simply on hand from desktop-based functions. development at the confirmed procedure of Apress’ speeded up C# and speeded up VB titles this publication presents readers with a fast-track to gaining knowledge of this expertise by way of development at the abilities that skilled .NET builders have already got already got. In a tightly packed five-hundred pages readers may be proven every thing they should recognize to develop into trained in Silverlight 2 improvement.

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FrameworkElement Class Property Type Description ActualWidth double Indicates the width of the FrameworkElement after rendering. ActualHeight double Indicates the height of the FrameworkElement after rendering. Windows. Cursor Gets/sets the cursor that is shown when mouse hovers over this element. Possible values (from the Cursors type): Arrow, Eraser, Hand, IBeam, None (invisible cursor), SizeNS, SizeWE, Stylus, Wait. Set to null to revert to default behavior. DataContext Object Defines context (source of data) used in data binding.

A UserControl on its own has no visual representation—layout controls such as Canvas and Grid combined with standard controls such as text input boxes and buttons create the visual representation. NET. The next chapter will take a closer look at what goes into user controls in Silverlight. CHAPTER 2 ■ GETTING TO KNOW XAML Silverlight has rich support for composing what is ultimately viewed on screen. Many controls can contain arbitrary content, such as a ListBox containing Buttons as items or even other ListBoxes!

We will circle back at the end of this chapter and see how this file becomes the main user interface for the application. Also, many aspects of this code will be discussed in detail in later chapters, such as how the Grid and Canvas layout controls work. Column="1" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/> XAML is a markup language that provides mechanisms for constructing and configuring object hierarchies that are traditionally done in code, such as C#. Add(grid); The C# code is more verbose and thus more difficult to read and maintain.

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