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Silverlight – What is it and how can we use
                                         it?
                              Ven...
Items we are going to Cover...
• What is Silverlight and how has it matured?

• How can we use it now?
  • Demonstrations ...
What is Silverlight and how has it matured?
What is Silverlight?
• Formerly WPF/E – Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere

• It is a cross browser, cross platfor...
How has it matured?
• 1.0 released in 2007
      Capable of delivering rich media
  •
      JavaScript Support for Program...
Is it completely cross browser and platform?
• 2.0 officially supports:
  • Windows Vista, Server 2003/2008 and Windows 7 ...
XAML, WPF and XAP
• XAML
 • Extensible Application Markup Language, or XAML (pronounced
   quot;zammelquot;)
 • Used by WP...
Siliverlight and the Web


              HTML /       HTML /
             JavaScript     .NET




              XAML /    ...
Siliverlight Architecture
                                                                                                ...
How can we use it now?
Tools Required
• Theoretically you can use any text editor etc to build these
  applications

• To get the most out with h...
Demo: Hello World, Expression Blend and XAP
Demo: Images, Audio and Video
Demo: Layout Management
Demo: Deep Zoom
Some live examples
What are the plans for the future?
What are the plans for the future?
• 3.0 beta released in March 2009 – Features include:

  • File Open/Save
    • Stream ...
Some items not covered today
• Data Retrieval and Binding

• Custom Controls

• Templates for look and feel

• Use of Web ...
Conclusion
Conclusion
• Sliverlight has matured greatly in the past 2 years

• .NET Developers can easily use their existing skills

...
References
• http://silverlight.net/
  • Official Home Page

• http://silverlight.net/GetStarted
  • Installs, Quick links...
Questions?




• Email : pat.ramadass@emediait.com
• Blog: http://patramadass.emediait.com
• Twitter: http://www.twitter.c...
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  1. 1. Silverlight – What is it and how can we use it? Venketash (Pat) Ramadass Systems Architect & Managing Director emediaIT Email : pat.ramadass@emediait.com Blog: http://patramadass.emediait.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/emediait
  2. 2. Items we are going to Cover... • What is Silverlight and how has it matured? • How can we use it now? • Demonstrations of building simple Silverlight functionality • Some live examples • What are the plans for the future? • Questions
  3. 3. What is Silverlight and how has it matured?
  4. 4. What is Silverlight? • Formerly WPF/E – Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere • It is a cross browser, cross platform implementation of .NET • Aimed at creating the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the web • Client side install similar to Adobe Flash, i.e. a browser plug-in
  5. 5. How has it matured? • 1.0 released in 2007 Capable of delivering rich media • JavaScript Support for Programmability • XAML Parser (Based on WPF) • 2D Vector Graphics/Animations • • 2.0 (Formerly 1.1) released in 2008 • Capable of delivering RIAs in addition to rich media • Support for .NET languages • Subset of .NET Framework • Suite of familiar controls • Web services • LINQ • Multi-threading • 3.0 beta released in March 2009
  6. 6. Is it completely cross browser and platform? • 2.0 officially supports: • Windows Vista, Server 2003/2008 and Windows 7 beta • Internet Explorer 7/8 • FireFox 1.5, 2 and 3 • Windows XP • Internet Explorer 6/7/8 • FireFox 1.5, 2 and 3 • Windows 2000 • IE 6 • Mac OS 10.4.8 (intel based) and above • FireFox 1.5, 2 and 3 • Linux Support through Moonlight Project - Mono
  7. 7. XAML, WPF and XAP • XAML • Extensible Application Markup Language, or XAML (pronounced quot;zammelquot;) • Used by WPF and Silverlight • Language used to describe visual presentation, similar to HTML • XAP • Pronounced “zap” • Compressed output file for the Silverlight application and includes: • AppManifest.xaml • Application Assembly • Other dependencies and DLLs • Loaded by web pages, similar to a .SWF object
  8. 8. Siliverlight and the Web HTML / HTML / JavaScript .NET XAML / XAML / JavaScript .NET
  9. 9. Siliverlight Architecture Silverlight 1.0 .NET for Silverlight Server Data WPF for Silverlight Silverlight 2.0 LINQ LINQ-to-XML Extensible Web Services ASP.NET Controls AJAX Legend REST Dynamic BCL POX Libs <asp:xaml> RSS Languages JSON Ruby Python Generic Collections SOAP <asp:media> s Common Language Runtime XAML UI Core Inputs Media Controls DRM 2D Vectors Images Keyboard WMV / VC1 Layout Media Animation Transforms Mouse WMA Editing Text Ink MP3 Presentation Core Integrated DOM JavaScript Networking Installer Integration Engine Stack Browser Host
  10. 10. How can we use it now?
  11. 11. Tools Required • Theoretically you can use any text editor etc to build these applications • To get the most out with high productivity: • Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 • Or Visual Web Developer Express with SP1 with various add-ons • Microsoft Expression Blend 2 (Or full Studio) - Optional • Service Pack 1 • Trial versions available • Download Silverlight Toolkit - Optional • Codeplex
  12. 12. Demo: Hello World, Expression Blend and XAP
  13. 13. Demo: Images, Audio and Video
  14. 14. Demo: Layout Management
  15. 15. Demo: Deep Zoom
  16. 16. Some live examples
  17. 17. What are the plans for the future?
  18. 18. What are the plans for the future? • 3.0 beta released in March 2009 – Features include: • File Open/Save • Stream Based • Hardware acceleration • Use of GPU • Perspective 3D • Pseudo 3D • Adaptive Streaming • Bitrates depend on network factors • Additional Controls • DockPanel, WrapPanel, Expander, Label, TreeView etc • Applications can run outside of the browser • Install locally
  19. 19. Some items not covered today • Data Retrieval and Binding • Custom Controls • Templates for look and feel • Use of Web Services • Using Dynamic Languages, such as Python and Ruby • Microsoft Expression Suite (Blend, Designer, Code, Media) • RIA Services – Pattern for creating RIAs
  20. 20. Conclusion
  21. 21. Conclusion • Sliverlight has matured greatly in the past 2 years • .NET Developers can easily use their existing skills • Rich media, Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) and even Line of Business Applications (LOBs) are already being developed using version 2.0 • Moonlight is a fast growing option if near total cross platform usage is an issue • Leading UI component developers such as Telerik and Infragistics are developing WPF and Silverlight components • Version 3.0 and beyond will add even greater functionality and ease of use, so the sooner we become intimate with this technology the better
  22. 22. References • http://silverlight.net/ • Official Home Page • http://silverlight.net/GetStarted • Installs, Quick links and Tutorials • http://silverlight.net/showcase/ • Showcase of Silverlight applications • http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight • Moonlight • http://patramadass.emediait.com • This presentation, example code
  23. 23. Questions? • Email : pat.ramadass@emediait.com • Blog: http://patramadass.emediait.com • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/emediait

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