Silverlight / WPF

T2 Intense Intro to Silverlight


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

Haven’t gotten into XAML/Silverlight yet? Or poked at it for a few hours and came away without much understanding? This is the session you need for  a ground-zero explanation of the most important basic concepts, including the ones that are radically different from UI technologies you’ve used before. You’ll see basic structure of XAML and how you use it to compose elements together instead of simply dragging controls onto a surface. You’ll see an overview of data binding, templating, control “content”, styling, and animation, and how all these combine to give you radically more flexibility for your apps. Plus, you’ll see some of the main potholes to avoid as you get started. Put your running shoes on and come prepared for a fast-paced, intense introduction to Silverlight.

You will learn:

  • Basic understanding of how XAML-based UI differs from other UI technologies
  • How to leverage the flexibility in Silverlight for better line of business applications
  • How to avoid some of the common pitfalls encountered by beginning Silverlight developers