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Microsoft Silverlight Training Class for Developers

Microsoft Silverlight Training Class for Developers Course Description

Silverlight provides a platform for delivering rich, immersive experiences across multiple platforms and devices. AGI’s Silverlight for Developers training class is a comprehensive way for Web and interactive developers to learn how to build applications and create content that leverages the power of Microsoft Silverlight. Contact AGI about this Microsoft Silverlight training class.


Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

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Fri, Jan 01 2016 - Online

Microsoft Silverlight Training Class for Developers Course Description

Silverlight Overview

  • Silverlight capabilities
  • Using Silverlight for rich media
  • Animation

Introducing Silverlight

  • Data-binding
  • Bitmap caching
  • Silverlight scenarios
  • Silverlight development workflow
  • The Essentials of XAML
  • Deploying and integrating Silverlight
  • Integration with ASP.NET
  • Deeper integration with the browser
  • Integration with SharePoint

Building a UI with XAML

  • Layout controls
  • Grid vs. canvas
  • Transforming a canvas
  • The Viewbox control
  • Silverlight vs. WPF

Introduction to Expression Blend

  • The Expression Blend workspace
  • Brushes and drawing tools
  • Creating animation using storyboards
  • Behaviors

Streaming Media

  • Preparing video with Expression Encoder
  • Understanding bitrate
  • Encoding basics
  • Using the MediaElement control in Blend
  • Creating Deep Zoom content

Silverlight data entry controls

  • Binding data to controls
  • Designing data entry forms
  • Styling and templating controls
  • Using Visual State Manager
  • Creating custom controls

Silverlight Networking

  • WebRequestCreator class
  • Working cross-domain sockets
  • Web services
  • Windows Azure and cloud services
  • Overview of data access options

Accessing data in Silverlight

  • LINQ-to-SQL
  • Entity framework
  • ADO.NET data services
  • Validating data
  • .NET RIA services 


Microsoft Silverlight Training Class Prerequisites

We recommend that you have Microsoft Visual Studio before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it at from the Microsoft web site.

Microsoft Silverlight Training Class Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the Certified Instructors at AGI. 

Microsoft Silverlight Class for Developers
In this Silverlight class aimed at developers, you'll learn to maximize the tools in Silverlight to create dynamic, engaging applications for the web, tablet, and smartphone. From an introduction to Silverlight and Expression Blend to streaming media and networking with Silverlight, discover how this versatile platform can work for you. This Silverlight course includes a detailed training manual developed by the experts at AGI.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience.