Archive for October 7th, 2010

Silverlight Exam 70-506

Laying Out a User Interface


Arranging content with Panels

  1. Grid
  2. Stack panels
  3. Canvas
  4. Border
  5. Scroll Viewer
  6. ViewBox

 

Managing grid properties

  1. Autosizing
  2. Star sizing
  3. Column definitions
  4. Row definitions
  5. Gridlines

 

Setting Z order

Setting Visibility

Setting Orientation

Setting Positioning

Implement and configure core controls

  1. Textbox
  2. Button
  3. Text Block
  4. Checkbox

 

Content Control

Referencing namespaces

Create user controls

  1. Creating User Controls
  2. Creating Control Parts
  3. Mapping Control Parts

 

Implement a navigation framework

  1. Implementing caching on a frame
  2. Modifying journal mode
  3. Handling navigation events
    1. Navigating
    2. Navigated
    3. NavigationFailed
    4. NavigationStopped

 

  1. Implementing and configuring deep linking

 

Display collections of items

 

  1. Implementing and configuring item controls
    1. Datagrid
    2. Listbox
    3. Items control
    4. Combobox
    5. Tree View

 

  1. Working with selected items and indices

 

Play media files

  1. Implementing Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  2. Playing streams
  3. Creating timeline markers
  4. Playing multiple audio tracks
  5. Displaying closed captioning
  6. Responding to timeline marker events
  7. Handling media playback events

MVVM Light for Silverlight

MVVM Light Toolkit

The MVVM Light Toolkit by Laurent Bugnion is a set of components helping people to get started in the “Model – View – View Model” pattern in Silverlight and WPF. It is a light and pragmatic framework that contains only the essential components needed.

The toolkit helps you to separate your View from your Model so that you can build loosely-coupled applications that have better maintainability, extensibility, testability and blendability features, which simply stands for the design-development workflow.

There are various MVVM frameworks out there; you may prefer to use a different one. We have listed especially this framework as it is very well documented from installation up to creating your first MVVM app in Expression Blend and Visual Studio, whether it is targeting the web or the Windows Phone 7 Series.

To check out the concept behind MVVM and how to apply it in your Silverlight applications, you can take a look at the Data Driven Applications with MVVM Series on SilverlightShow.com website.

MVVM Light
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http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/EX14
http://mvvmlight.codeplex.com/
http://www.galasoft.ch/mvvm/getstarted/