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Published on February 20, 2008

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Introduction to Silverlight:  Introduction to Silverlight By Alan Cobb 2008-Jan-10 Sacramento, CA About Alan Cobb:  About Alan Cobb Independent consultant since mid-80s on Microsoft platforms C#, WinForms, WPF, .NET One of directors of the SacDotNet U.G. Presentation Overview:  Presentation Overview What is Silverlight? How does it relate to other client-side technologies? How important is it? Silverlight app development walk-through What is Silverlight?:  What is Silverlight? One word definition: Flash Browser plug-in: cross-browser, cross-platform Use case today: Animated ads, Video Use case tomorrow: Applications (Flex) Benefits: Adds functionality + write-once-run-everywhere Why Silverlight not Flash? More words: Flash + .NET More words: WPF-subset + .NET-subset This is a big deal:  This is a big deal Once-every-20-years event Existing client-side web technology has reached the peak of its life-cycle Fresh start of a new client GUI technology Web is where the action is The network is the computer Comparing client platforms:  Comparing client platforms HTML / CSS / JavaScript / AJAX Desktop: Win16 Win32 WinForms WPF Silverlight Flash / Flex Web: Competing technologies:  Competing technologies Desktop based “smart clients” WPF on high end 3D, Hardware acceleration WinForms: (Mature, proven) Web-based: ASP.NET - HTML + CSS ASP.NET - HTML + CSS + AJAX Adobe Flash / Flex Desktop-web hybrid (?): Adobe AIR Demo – Yahoo Finance Charts *:  Demo – Yahoo Finance Charts * Demo – Photo Editor *:  Demo – Photo Editor * Feature Details:  Feature Details WPF / Silverlight – Positives::  WPF / Silverlight – Positives: Vector based vs. pixel based Scalable – Looks good at multiple resolutions XAML – Similar to HTML Declarative Designers and programmers work in parallel Rich customization is possible in a well-designed way WPF - Negatives:  WPF - Negatives Windows only Requires 50 / 200 MB .NET 3.x runtime Steep learning curve Versions of Silverlight:  Versions of Silverlight 1.0 RTM in Sept. 2007 Code behind – JavaScript only 1.1 / 2.0 Alpha introduced in Spring 2007. Beta at MIX08 in March 2008. RTM maybe Q3-2008. Code behind - .NET languages C#, etc. Partial .NET class library Silverlight - Positives:  Silverlight - Positives Lightweight at 4-6 MB, quick download .NET based Write in C# or VB.NET Use familiar class libraries Rich state-of-the-art GUI Vector based All types of content handled uniformly Secure - sandboxed Silverlight - Negatives:  Silverlight - Negatives Not quite here yet “Pig in a poke” Sandboxing limits functionality Conflicting products within Microsoft? Demo: Silverlight Airlines *:  Demo: Silverlight Airlines * Demo: MS Download Center *:  Demo: MS Download Center * Demo: 3rd Party Control Vendor *:  Demo: 3rd Party Control Vendor * Silverlight 2.0 Features::  Silverlight 2.0 Features: Won’t know details until March 2008 Controls: Data: Communications: Silverlight 2.0 Features::  Silverlight 2.0 Features: Controls: Extensible control base classes Common controls: Textbox, Checkbox, Radiobutton, etc TabControl, Slider, ScrollViewer, ProgressBar, etc Layout controls: Grid, StackPanel Data controls: DataGrid, etc Silverlight 2.0 Features::  Silverlight 2.0 Features: Data: 2-way data binding More LINQ support: LINQ to XML Silverlight 2.0 Features::  Silverlight 2.0 Features: Communications: REST, POX, RSS, and WS-* communication Cross domain network access Sockets Feature Unknowns (?):  Feature Unknowns (?) Local client integration? Read and write local files? Read local mic and webcam? WCF? Depth of class libraries? Pay-for-play Silverlight Development Walk-through:  Silverlight Development Walk-through Silverlight Tools:  Silverlight Tools Expression Blend: GUI builder Graphic designers Visual Studio 2008: Includes a more limited GUI builder Programmers

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