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Michael Crump

Works @Telerik, Microsoft MVP, Loves working with mobile and wearable technologies

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4 Formats: PDF Word EPUB MOBI. (each format can be downloaded separately) 
Number of pages: 60
Release date: January 2012. 

Sponsored by Telerik

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The e-Book:

I’m late announcing it but 10 Laps Around Silverlight 5 is available to download for FREE. This is a book that I worked on for approximately 10 weeks with the goal of teaching other developers all of the new features in Silverlight 5 in one short e-Book. If you want to learn about Silverlight 5 then go ahead and grab a copy and put it on your iPad Kindle Fire PC or other device and read a chapter a night. I hope you find the book useful and if you have any comments then please leave them below.

The Roadmap for the e-Book

Below you will find the list of topics that we discussed in this book. I tried to target the LOB developer and what features they would be interested in but mixed in some XNA for those interested.

1. Introduction to SL5 – This post which provides a brief history of Silverlight and relevant links.  
2. Binding - Ancestor Relative Source Binding and  Implicit Data Templates.
3. Graphics –XNA 3D API and Improved Graphics Stack.
4. Media - Low-Latency Sound using XNA and Remote Control and Media Command (Keys) Support.
5. Text - Text Tracking and Leading Linked and Multi-column Text OpenType Support Pixel Snapped Text and TextOptions.
6. Operating System Integration  Part 1 - P/Invoke Multiple Windows and Unrestricted File System Access in Full Trust.
7. Operating System Integration Part 2 - Default Filename for SaveFileDialog 64-bit browser support and Power Awareness.
8. Productivity and Performance - XAML Binding Debugging Parser Performance Improvements and Multi-core JIT for improved start-up time.
9. Controls - Double and Triple click support PivotViewer and ComboBox Type-Ahead.
10. Other items - In-Browser HTML PostScript and Tasks for TPL.