Silverlight / WPF

T2 Intense Intro to Silverlight


9:50 AM - 11:05 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



Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


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