It's Time for Silverlight @iRajLal


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An introduction to Silverlight with comparision to Flash.
(Some information has been taken from msdn website and other microsoft's resources) - Rajesh Lal

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It's Time for Silverlight @iRajLal

  1. 1. Rajesh Lal ( [email_address] ) Microsoft Silverlight An Introduction
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is Silverlight? </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Silverlight & Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Silverlight Media Business Model </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Silverlight application </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Why it’s time for Silverlight </li></ul><ul><li>Silverlight Background </li></ul><ul><li>Difference between 1.0 and 1.1 </li></ul>What is Silverlight?
  4. 4. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications(RIA) for the Web Definition
  5. 5. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in* * An auxiliary program that works with a software package to enhance its capability. For example, plug-ins used in Photoshop to add a filter for some special effect. Other examples of Plug-ins are Macromedia Flash, Digital Video Express(Divx) Player plug-in, Windows Media Player etc.
  6. 6. Why it’s time for Silverlight <ul><li>Run on all popular browsers and OS </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent experience irrespective of platform </li></ul><ul><li>Supports AJAX methodology for rich Internet applications </li></ul><ul><li>Includes compelling graphics, 2D vector & animation </li></ul><ul><li>Streams video/audio and scales video quality from mobile device to 720 HDTV video modes </li></ul><ul><li>Small download 4 MB </li></ul>
  7. 7. Silverlight is the cross platform version of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) used in Vista and was formerly code named &quot;WPF/Everywhere&quot; (WPF/E). SilverLight background
  8. 8. SilverLight background Silverlight, is a subset of Windows Presentation Foundation(WPF) which is a part of .NET 3.0 in Windows Vista Windows Presentation Foundation is the user interface subsystem in Windows Vista code name ‘Avalon’. It’s a part of the .NET Framework 3.0 programming interface (API). Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) takes advantage of advanced 3D graphics (not in Silverlight) capabilities in modern machines. The &quot;Aero&quot; interface provides transparent, glass-like window borders.
  9. 9. Rich versus Reach
  10. 10. <ul><li>Silverlight 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XAML + JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Silverlight 1.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes an implementation of the CLR, so any .NET language can be used to write code </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Released </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Silverlight 1.0 Release To Web (RTW) for Mac & Windows September 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Alpha – September 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Beta – Q3 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 RTW – TBD </li></ul></ul>SilverLight 1.0, 1.1 & road ahead Silverlight 1.1 is the REAL DEAL
  11. 11. Technology Overview <ul><li>Silverlight technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Programming language XAML, C# or JavaScript </li></ul><ul><li>Tools of Development </li></ul><ul><li>XAML Tools </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technology Cloud
  13. 13. Programming Language XAML- core of Silverlight for Rich User interface All other - for programming logic
  14. 14. XAML? XAML- e X tensible A pplication M arkup L anguage An XML-based set of tags used to describe objects and events when programming applications <Canvas xmlns=&quot;; Width=&quot;640&quot; Height=&quot;480“ Background=“Aliceblue“ > <TextBlock Text=&quot;Hello World&quot;/> </Canvas> Hello World XAML !
  15. 15. Load, Parse, Display XAML / C #/ JavaScript Compile and Run Button b1 = new Button(); b1.Content = &quot;OK&quot;; b1.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.LightBlue); b1.Width = 100; <Button Width=&quot;100&quot;> OK <Button.Background> LightBlue </Button.Background> </Button>
  16. 16. Tools of Development <ul><li>Microsoft Expression Studio is a suite of design and media applications from Microsoft aimed at developers and designers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Expression Web - WYSIWYG website designer and HTML editor. ( Microsoft FrontPage ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Expression Blend - Visual user interface builder for Windows Presentation Foundation applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(For SilverLight ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Expression Design - Raster and vector graphics editor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Expression Media - Digital asset and media manager. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Expression Encoder - VC-1 content professional encoder. </li></ul></ul>XAMLPad XAML editor/Viewer Part of Windows SDK
  17. 17. Tools for Developer and Designer Designer Developer XAML JavaScript .NET
  18. 18. Visual Studio 2008
  19. 19. Microsoft Expression Blend
  20. 20. <ul><li>XAMLPad </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora XAML Editor (Mobiform) </li></ul><ul><li>MyXaml </li></ul><ul><li>Expression Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Micrsoft Visual Studio </li></ul>XAML Tools
  21. 21. Architecture Silverlight & Flash <ul><li>Silverlight Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison Flash & Silverlight </li></ul><ul><li>Silverlight 1.0 and 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>.NET Framework 2.0 / 3.0 </li></ul>
  22. 23. Comparison with Flash
  23. 24. .NET 2.0 or 3.0 <ul><li>.NET Framework 2.0 – VS 2005 – Windows XP </li></ul><ul><li>.NET Framework 3.0 – Windows Vista (WPF) </li></ul><ul><li>.NET Framework 3.5 ? </li></ul><ul><li>Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and data awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>ASP.NET AJAX </li></ul><ul><li>New Web protocol support for AJAX, JSON, REST, POX, RSS, ATOM. </li></ul>
  24. 25. .NET Framework Windows Vista 、 Windows XP 、 Windows Server 2003 Common Language Runtime (CLR) ADO.NET ASP.NET Windows Forms Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) Windows CardSpace (WCS) CLS / CTS VB C# J# ・・・ 2.0 3.0 .NET Framework 2.0 .NET Framework 3.0
  25. 27. SilverLight 1.0 &1.1
  26. 28. Silverlight Business Model
  27. 29. Silverlight Media <ul><li>Silverlight MEDIA Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Self-contained media playback </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable transport controls </li></ul><ul><li>Non-rectangular, semi-transparent video with overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Media Services support Live and on demand streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Media markers / script commands </li></ul><ul><li>ASX Playlist support </li></ul><ul><li>Closed captioning support with Expression Media Encoder </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth throttling with IIS 7.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Content protection (DRM Silverlight 1.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha video (Silverlight 1.1) </li></ul>
  28. 30. Silverlight Media <ul><li>The following file formats are accepted by the mediaElement (regardless of the file extension): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video: WMV v7, v8, v9, VC-1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio: WMA v7, v8, v9 (standard), MP3 </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. Opportunities with Video on the web Compelling Web User Experience Delivering media without going broke Monetization with Ads User generated content
  30. 32. Silverlight Business Model Compelling Web User Experience Vector Graphics Animation ASP.AJAX
  31. 33. Silverlight Business Model Delivering media without going broke Video delivery trend
  32. 34. Silverlight Business Model <ul><li>Why stream? </li></ul><ul><li>Live Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Logging </li></ul><ul><li>Caching and Proxying </li></ul>Windows Media Services
  33. 35. Silverlight Business Model Silverlight Support - Rich media based server application - Save status of media playback - Searchable - text based (XAML) User generated content Monetization with Ads
  34. 36. Silverlight Business Model <ul><li>Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>No server maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Cached in edge servers worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>4 GB storage </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul>
  35. 37. Low Cost, High Quality Output <ul><li>RECAP </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted Streaming Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 GB of free hosting and streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to High Definition Output </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Server Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can self-host your streaming services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very competitive pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customized skinning of your Silverlight Media control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Branding, customized looks and feels and non-traditional shapes are all possible </li></ul></ul>
  36. 38. Creating a Silverlight application
  37. 39. Silverlight 1.0 – XAML + JavaScript Silverlight 1.1 – XAML + C# Creating a Silverlight application
  38. 40. Silverlight 1.0 – XAML + JavaScript COMPLETE DOM LEVEL 1 integration Creating a Silverlight application
  39. 41. Index.htm <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC &quot;-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN&quot; &quot;;> <html xmlns=&quot;;> <head> <title>Hello World</title> <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot; src=&quot;Silverlight.js&quot;></script> <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot; src=&quot;CreateSilverlight.js&quot;></script> <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot; src=&quot;code.js&quot;></script> <style type=&quot;text/css&quot;> . silverlightHost { height: 480px; width: 640px; } </style> </head> <body> <div id=&quot;SilverlightControlHost&quot; class=&quot; silverlightHost &quot;> <script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;> createSilverlight (); </script> </div> </body> </html> Silverlight 1.0 – XAML + JavaScript
  40. 42. function createSilverlight() { Silverlight.createObjectEx({ source: &quot; HelloWorld.xaml &quot;, parentElement: document.getElementById (&quot;SilverlightControlHost&quot;) , id: &quot;SilverlightControl&quot;, properties: { width: &quot;100%&quot;, height: &quot;100%&quot;, version: &quot;1.0“ }, events: { onLoad: handleLoad } }); } CreateSilverlight.js CreateSilverlight– Script file with logic to instantiate Silverlight control
  41. 43. var SilverlightControl; var theTextBlock; function handleLoad(control, userContext, rootElement) { SilverlightControl = control; theTextBlock = SilverlightControl.content.findName(&quot;txt&quot;); theTextBlock.addEventListener(&quot;MouseLeftButtonDown&quot;, &quot;txtLClicked&quot;); } function txtLClicked(sender, args) { theTextBlock.Text = &quot; Silverlight Rocks !&quot;; } Code.js Code.js – Script file containing program logic
  42. 44. <Canvas xmlns=&quot;; xmlns:x=&quot;; Width=&quot;640&quot; Height=&quot;480&quot; Background=&quot;White&quot; x:Name=&quot;Page&quot; > <TextBlock Width=&quot;195&quot; Height=&quot;42&quot; Canvas.Left=&quot;28&quot; Canvas.Top=&quot;35&quot; Text=&quot; Hello World !&quot; TextWrapping=&quot;Wrap&quot; x:Name=&quot;txt&quot;/> </Canvas> HelloWorld.XAML XAML File –Canvas for Control
  43. 45. Start Building <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install the Silverlight SDK 1.0 /1.1 alpha </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the Trial version of Expression Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silverlight: Laurence Moroney's Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>