Accelerated Silverlight 2 by Jeff Scanlon, Visit Amazon's Ashish Ghoda Page, search

By Jeff Scanlon, Visit Amazon's Ashish Ghoda Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Ashish Ghoda,

This ebook is simply 330 pages lengthy, each one bankruptcy averaging 22 pages, and but, it packs loads of stable to very good content material, with all the first 14 chapters delivering the building-block details that will let one to construct what the writer has referred to as a real-world variety program, the Campus Explorer mentioned within the final bankruptcy. whereas there's extra to development real-world enterprise purposes than what the writer were in a position to tackle, the writer hit all of the correct spots, displaying readers the way to: securely speak with code deployed in similar- or cross-domain servers to get program info, bind these info to person interfaces styled to mimick ASP.Net's grasp and ContentPlaceHolder ideas, deal with data-sharing, multithreading, and dynamic content-loading matters, try and debug software code together with automatic UI trying out, and construct, package deal and set up program code. as well as protecting all of the well known bread-and-butter suggestions similar to facts- and Control-Templating, Animation, and the way to paintings with Audio and Video documents, the ebook additionally contains solid discussions of visible kingdom supervisor (Chapter 8), Dynamic Language help (Chapter 10) and a very good dialogue of the way to take advantage of IsolatedStorageFile successfully. This ebook is especially good written and arranged, and promises solid to very good contents successfully. (Note: the resource code for the ebook should be downloaded from the web site pointed out on the finish of the advent, acceleratedsilverlight.net ).

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Event args class: RoutedEventHandler. MouseEnter Fires if the mouse pointer is in motion and enters the UIElement’s bounding box. A parent UIElement, if it also handles this event, will receive the event before any children. Event args class: MouseEventHandler. MouseLeave Fires when the mouse pointer leaves the UIElement’s bounding box. Event args class: MouseEventHandler; however, the information provided in the event args is without meaning since the mouse has left the UIElement’s bounds. MouseLeftButtonDown Fires when the mouse’s left button is pressed down while the mouse pointer is within the bounds of the UIElement.

UIElement Class Method Description Arrange Positions objects contained by this visual element. Invoked by the layout system. CaptureMouse Sends mouse input to the object even when the mouse pointer is not within its bounding box. Useful for drag-and-drop scenarios. Only one UIElement can have the mouse captured at a time. HitTest Returns an IEnumerable collection of UIElement objects that are considered “hit” by a specified point or rectangle. The enumeration is ordered by descending Z-order, so you generally only need the first object.

There is no logic behind this screen—we will only look at the markup for now. Figure 2-1 shows what this application looks like on Windows Vista. Focus on the content on the right—the navigation list on the left provides an easy way to navigate to other examples used in this chapter. Figure 2-1. A simple login screen as shown in Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista 13 14 CHAPTER 2 ■ GETTING TO KNOW XAML Since Silverlight is cross-platform, Figure 2-2 shows you what this application looks like on OS X in Safari.

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