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Silverlight three is a brand new net improvement expertise from Microsoft that's already inflicting large waves in the improvement neighborhood. it's the ordinary successor to Ajax and ASP.NET AJAX-style functions and offers a way for web-pages to supply the seamless and wealthy person event that's at the moment merely to be had from desktop-based purposes. construction at the confirmed procedure of Apress’ speeded up C# and sped up VB titles this e-book presents readers with a fast-track to gaining knowledge of this expertise through construction at the abilities that skilled .NET builders have already got already bought. In a tightly packed five-hundred pages readers should be proven every little thing they should understand to develop into expert in Silverlight three improvement.
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Two important namespaces appear in the root element of each XAML file. ) The first is the default namespace, specified by xmlns="http://schemas. com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation". This namespace contains the various elements that correspond to objects in Silverlight, such as UserControl, Canvas, and Grid. If you remove this declaration from a XAML file in Visual Studio, blue squiggly lines will show just how much is defined in this namespace. The other namespace declaration contains Silverlight-specific extensions.
This root object provides much of the infrastructure needed to support the dependency property system, though it has only a few public methods. Let’s look closer at what dependency properties are and then highlight a few aspects of DependencyObject that will make more sense in light of dependency properties. DependencyObject UIElement FrameworkElement Control Panel Image ControlTemplate Figure 2-3. NET property. NET property is not enough. The value of a dependency property might come from data binding, animation, template resources specified in the XAML, styles, or local values.
Figure 1-12. xaml. Go ahead and reload. Press F6 to build the application, and then Ctrl+F5 to start the application without debugging. You should see something similar to Figure 1-13 in your browser. fm Page 18 Monday, June 22, 2009 2:26 PM 18 CHAPTER 1 ■ INTRODUCING SILVERLIGHT Figure 1-13. Effect> Congratulations, you have now created your first Silverlight 3 application using both Expression Blend and Visual Studio! fm Page 19 Monday, June 22, 2009 2:26 PM CHAPTER 1 ■ INTRODUCING SILVERLIGHT Summary This chapter began with a discussion of Silverlight and its major competitors.