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Silverlight
Presenter:
Kevin Grossnicklaus
February 25th, 2010
Agenda
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Introductions
Expectations
What is Silverlight?
Developing Silverlight Applications
Silverlight 4.0 and VS.NET 2010
Additional Resources
Questions?
Introductions
• Kevin Grossnicklaus
– ArchitectNow- www.architectnow.net (2009-Present)
• President
– Washington University - CAIT Program (2003-Present)
• Instructor
– SSE - www.SSEinc.com (1999-2009)
• Chief Architect
• Software Development Practice Leader
• Email: [email protected]
• Twitter: @kvgros
• Blog:
blog.architectnow.net
Expectations
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What are we going to cover?
Why is this something I should be aware of?
Who can use this stuff?
How detailed are we going to get?
Demos, Demos, Demos
• “Mama I’m Going Fast”
– Ricky Bobby
WHAT IS SILVERLIGHT?
Silverlight
• Silverlight is…
– A browser Plug-in with a compact version of the .NET
framework and the ability to render UI elements via
XAML/WPF
– A browser plug in which currently runs on the following
OS’s:
• Windows
• Mac
• Linux (via Moonlight)
– A platform for developing Rich Internet Applications (RIA).
– The technology which will change how we develop
software
History of Silverlight
• 2006 - Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) released
with .NET 3.0 framework
• 2006 - WPF/E (Everywhere) released shortly after .NET 3.0
• 2007 - MIX Conference: Announcement that WPF/E was
renamed “Silverlight” and Silverlight 1.0 was released
• 2008 - MIX Conference: Release of Silverlight 2.0
• 2009 – MIX Conference: Announcement of Silverlight 3.0
• Late 2009 - Release of Silverlight 3.0 into production
• PDC 2009 - Release of Silverlight 4.0 into beta
• Mid 2010 - Release of Silverlight 4.0 into production
Silverlight Features
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Full .NET Runtime hosted as a browser plug-in
Full XAML support rendering UI’s
Rich media support
Interact with server via web services
Cross platform support
Silverlight Demos
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www.silverlight.net
www.silverlightshow.net
www.flickrlight.net
www.joerassic.ch
www.bing.com/visualsearch
Healthcare Sample
Worldwide Telescope
Deep Zoom
DEVELOPING SILVERLIGHT
APPLICATIONS
Developing Silverlight Applications
• Visual Studio.NET 2008/2010
– C# or VB.NET
– XAML
• Microsoft Expression Blend
• Silverlight SDK’s
– www.Silverlight.net
DEMO: CREATING A SIMPLE
APPLICATION
How does Silverlight work?
• Plug-In Installation
– Auto upgrades to new versions
• Deployment
– What is XAP?
• Plug-In Hosting
– Server does not require .NET
• UI
– XAML
ASP.NET vs. Silverlight
ASP.NET
• Code runs on Server
• Browser renders HTML
• JavaScript and AJAX add
power
• Client doesn’t need .NET
• Cross platform via HTML
neutrality
• Server resources utilized
Silverlight
• Package hosted on web
server
• Package downloaded and
ran in browser
• Browser requires plug-in
• Full .NET framework not
required on client
• Local resources utilized
XAML
• EXtensible MArkup Language
– Rhymes with Camel
• UI Elements configured declaratively via XML in
XAML file
• Runtime parses XAML and renders controls
accordingly
• XAML is separate from code
• XAML is common to both WPF and Silverlight
• Like HTML but not HTML
Silverlight and Designers
• XAML separates UI from code
– Designers work with UI
– Developers work with Code (i.e. C# or VB.NET)
• Tools:
– Designers use Expression Blend
– Developers use Visual Studio.NET
Microsoft Expression Blend
• Powerful Design Tool for WPF and Silverlight
• SketchFlow for advanced prototyping
Expression Blend
DEMO: EXPRESSION BLEND
SketchFlow
Advanced Silverlight Features
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States
Behaviors
Styles
Themes
Databinding
Silverlight Toolkit
• Open Source
• Released “Out of Band” with .NET Framework
Silverlight Toolkit
3rd Party Controls for Silverlight
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Infragistics Controls
Infragistics LOB Controls
Infragistics Data Visualization
Telerik Controls
ComponentOne Studio
SILVERLIGHT 4.0 AND VS.NET 2010
Silverlight 4.0
• Currently in Beta
• Scheduled for release AFTER VS.NET 2010
• Requires VS.NET 2010
– WYSIWYG Designer!!!!!!!!!
• Multi-device
• Multi-OS
• Multi-browser
New in Silverlight 4
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Share code with full runtime
Share code with full runtime
Share code with full runtime
Rich Media Support
– DRM Support
• Out of Browser Support
• Webcam and Microphone
Access
• Printing Support
• Rich-Text Editing
– Cut/Paste Support
• Drag/Drop Support
• HTML Hosting
– Can even host Flash 
• Full Databinding
– Commanding
– MVVM Support
• Elevated Permissions
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Access to Devices
Windows 7 API’s
Local File System
Cross Site Networking
Full Screen Keyboard
Notification Popups
Custom “Chrome”
DEMO: SILVERLIGHT 4.0
DEMO: RIA SERVICES
Thoughts on Silverlight
• Why choose ASP.NET?
• Why choose WPF?
Future?
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Additional Resources
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www.codeplex.com/Silverlight
www.go-mono.com/moonlight
www.codeplex.com/CompositeWPF
silverlight.net/getstarted/riaservices
silverlight.net/getstarted/silverlight-4-beta/
• Pro Silverlight 3.0
WHAT'S NEXT?
An offer from CAIT
• Upcoming Class: Silverlight 3.0 Development
– March 22nd and 23rd
– 9am to 4:30pm
• All attendees receive 30% off class fee
Questions?
[email protected]
Twitter: @kvgros
blog.architectnow.net
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