Silverlight 3 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. Silverlight 3 Essential Training is designed to teach programmers how to create dynamic, interactive, rich Internet applications that run on Silverlight 3. Instructor Walt Ritscher covers the basic framework architecture to creating an engaging user interface. This course requires a working knowledge of C#, but includes lessons on XAML, a language designed to make coding in Silverlight easier. Exercise files accompany the course.
Choosing a Silverlight programming language
Understanding XAML basics
Interacting with the user through events, dialogs, and controls
Adding animations to the interface
Managing application assets in Expression Blend
Compiling and deploying a Silverlight application
Customizing UI with Silverlight templates