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Michael Crump

Works at Microsoft on Azure

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Introduction

In case you missed it I have a 10-part series on Silverlight 5 on SilverlightShow.net. In this extensive guide to Silverlight 5 I give a step-by-step introduction to Silverlight 5 and dives into the features most important to a Silverlight developer.

You can check out the first 3 parts now and I will be adding a new one each week.

The Roadmap for this Series

I’ve included the Roadmap for the series below as you may want to visit other sections as you learn Silverlight 5. I picked the following features as I thought that you may find them useful in your day-to-day work. If you want a specific topic covered then please leave it in the comments below.

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.

Other Resources by Me:

My webinar on “Getting started with the Silverlight 5 Beta”.