MS-10554 - Developing Rich Internet Applications using Silverlight 4

This course covers intermediate and advanced topics required to develop professional Silverlight 4 applications that can be deployed to the Web, Windows desktops, and Windows Phone 7 devices. The course will include hands-on labs that comprise approximately 50% of the classroom time and enable the student to learn Silverlight 4 programming within a variety of real-world scenarios. The audience for this training course is professional developers who have experience with XAML (either through WPF or Silverlight), a limited amount of Silverlight development experience, and experience working in Visual Studio 2010. This audience is interested in learning to develop advanced Silverlight 4 applications using Visual Studio 2010.

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This course is intended for developers who have programming experience using either Visual Basic .NET or Visual C# and who understand the concepts of object-oriented programming. This course is designed for developers who are comfortable using Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2010 and have some experience developing Web applications.
This course is not designed for new programmers.
In addition to the technical knowledge, students who attend this training should have hands-on experience in the following areas:
  • Professional programming experience with Visual Studio 2010.
  • Some professional experience with XAML and Expression Blend.
  • Some experience developing Web applications.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Building Silverlight Business Applications

Overview of Silverlight 4.0
Silverlight Architecture
Developing Out-of-Browser Applications with Silverlight

Module 2: Building Data-Driven Applications

Overview of Data Access in Silverlight 4.0
Defining Data Access by Using ADO.NET Entity Data Models
Displaying Data by Using Domain Services

Module 3: Advanced Data Management

Manipulating Data by Using Domain Services
Binding and Validating Data

Module 4: Implementing User Controls and Navigation

Working With Controls
Implementing Navigation

Module 5: Creating Advanced User Interfaces

Creating Content Presenter Classes
Creating Item Templates for Presentation
Developing Classes as Item Instances

Module 6: Using Local Assets

Printing in Silverlight Applications
Accessing Local Storage in Silverlight Applications
Accessing Local File Systems in Silverlight Applications

Module 7: Implementing Advanced Media Techniques in Silverlight

Implementing Deep Zoom in Silverlight
Playing Media Files

Module 8: Developing Silverlight Media Framework Solutions

Introduction to the Silverlight Media Framework
Developing Silverlight Media Framework Solutions

Module 9: Accessing Hardware in Silverlight Applications

Interacting with Mice and Keyboards
Interacting with Audio and Video Hardware

Module 10: Globalization and Localization


Module 11: Implementing Network Communications

Configuring Applications for Network Communications
Implementing Web Calls
Implementing Low-Level Communications

Module 12: Deploying Silverlight Applications

Application Features and Hosting
Managing Application Resources Dynamically

Module 13: Application Guidance

Getting Started with the MVVM Design Pattern
Getting to Know Prism

Module 14: Windows Phone Development–First Look

Introduction to Windows Phone
Beginning Windows Phone Development
Creating a Windows Phone Application