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.NET Dojo: Silverlight!

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We’ve got the next .NET Dojos scheduled - Todd Anglin will be presenting Silverlight! There will be a dojo in Austin as well as Houston. Here are the details:


Microsoft officially released Silverlight 2.0 in October 2008 as a platform for .NET developers to build rich internet applications (RIAs) that run cross-browser and cross-platform. Silverlight 2.0 introduces a whole new way of developing .NET applications. It is blurring the lines between what it means to develop for the web and the desktop, enabling .NET developers to rethink how they build and distribute applications. Topics covered include: Silverlight tools, Silverlight controls, Silverlight APIs, data access, and some security.

What you will learn:

Todd Anglin will guide you through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs where you will learn everything you need to know to get started with Silverlight 2.0. Specifically, you’ll learn how to work with Silverlight in Visual Studio and Expression Blend, how to use Silverlight controls, how to interact with the HTML DOM, how to access and manipulate data, how to use isolated storage, and secure your Silverlight applications. We’ll go from Silverlight 101 to 301 in about 4 hours and you’ll leave with all the essential tools you need to start building real applications with Silverlight today.


To fully participate in this workshop, attendees will need a laptop with the following:

·        Visual Studio 2008 Professional or higher (trial is okay) with Service Pack 1 installed

·        Expression Blend 2.0 or higher (trial is okay) with Service Pack 1 installed

·        Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed (free)

·        Deep Zoom Composer installed (free)

·        Silverlight Toolkit December 2008 or higher (available on CodePlex)

Times, dates and registration links:

Austin (Microsoft Office): March 9, 2009 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Register now.

Houston (Microsoft Office): March 13, 2009 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Register now.