SilverLight Tutorials Overview
Welcome to SilverLight Tutorials. The objective of these tutorials is to gain in depth understanding of Microsoft SilverLight product. In these tutorials, we will cover topics such as SilverLight Architecture, Brushes, Layouts, Transforms, Data bindings and more.
In addition to SilverLight tutorials, we will also cover common interview questions and issues.
HTML – DHTML – server side technology (ASP, ASP.net, JSP, PHP)
We know that to develop the complete websites, we use the various server side technologies like SAP, SAP.net, JSP, PHP etc……..
Almost all server side technologies will provide very good and efficient server side programming facilities to implement security or to provide state management etc.
These server side technologies also provide designing of use interface element like buttons, text boxes, list box etc.
But the designing facilities provided by these server side technologies are not efficient and do not provide very good rich user interface elements.
To overcome this drawback, always it was compulsory to depend on third party tools known as Plug ins. Like Photoshop, adobe flex, flash etc.
But when we depend on third party components efficiency and support may not be upto the mask.
To overcome such kind of problems Microsoft developed SilverLight
SilverLight is a Plug-in Software used to provide very good designing facilities as well as support for media elements.
Using silver light we can build very good rich user interface elements
Backbone of SilverLight is completely XAML
[Extensible Application Markup language]
SilverLight is a powerful development plat form for crating rich media applications, business applications for the
Based on Microsoft.net framework the free silver light plug in will work across the multiple browsers, devices, operating system
SilverLight will provide following facilities
Powerful communication protocols
Data access facilities
Light definition media
Very good user interaction
SilverLight applications can be developed quickly using Microsoft editors like web platforms like visual studios visual web developer etc.
Components of SilverLight
SilverLight contains & components completely
.Net framework components
CLR & its components
Java script, DOM
Animations, Media elements & presentation core
The SilverLight is new graphical tool from Microsoft, using silver light we can implement 2D,3D Graphics and animations
The Microsoft designed silver light using Java script and XML,
The SilverLight graphical features by default executes in the client Machine browser.
The SilverLight is cross browser and cross platform
The SilverLight Microsoft implemented using XAML (extensible application Markup Language), because of the Markup Language we can implement light weight graphical features in the silver light
The Microsoft created collection of controls and layouts in the SilverLight , all layouts are predefined classes, all controls are predefined objects
As per .net technologies every object having mainly Three features
The properties are initial features to the objects, property features we can access at design time without implementing logic, we can access at runtime with implementing the logic also.
Methods are run time features to the object, methods features we can access at runtime by implementing the logic only
All .net technologies are event driven programming technologies, we have to implement total source code in the events only.
Event is an action, every event performs specific action
XAML (extensible Application markup language)
The Microsoft designed silver light using XAML, this markup language is case sensitive supports only predefined tags, in XAML every open tag must be closed. Using XAML we can create controls, events and we can give all graphical features because of XAML we can implement rich internet applications while installing .net framework 3.5 (2008) automatically not getting silver light framework, manually we have to install silver light framework using silver light chainer software
While installing .net framework 4.0 (2010) auto-graphically getting silver light framework.
Creating SilverLight, button control with events
Open new SilverLight application by clicking on the file menu new project
Getting new project window with two sub windows
Project types window
From the project types window we have to select visual c# From the templates window select silverlight Application click on – – >P
While opening the SilverLight application asking for execution pages or Hosting pages, the Microsoft given two execution pages to the silver light.
- HTML page
- net webpage
To take HTML page as hosting we have to deselect the hosting website checkbox – – > click on – – > P
In the silver light application always getting main page .XAML file, this file having 3 modes
- Design Mode
- XAML Mode
- Code behind window
In the design mode the Microsoft given flexible graphical features all SilverLight controls we can add on the container using graphical features.
Using XAML mode we can give all graphical features at design time we can execute some graphical features at runtime also
Code behind window gives graphical features at runtime, while working with code behind window we can work with classes and all object oriented features.
For creating button control go to XAML Mode in the grid tag
<Grid X:Name = “Layout Root” Background=”white”>
<button X: Name = “b1” Height = “100” width = “300”
Content = “welcome” font size = “50”
Mouse Enter = “b1_MouseEnter”
Mouse leave = “b1_mouse leave”>
Go to code behind window by right clicking on the design mode and clicking on view code
Public partial class Main page: user control
private void bl_Mouse enter(object sensor, Mouse event args e)
bl.font size = 50;
Private void bl-MOuseleve (object sender, Mouse Event Agrs e)
bl.fontsize = 10;
While executing this application getting output in the html page and generation XAP extension file