Exactly two years after the first release of the WPF-book the second edition is available since some days. Find more details about the content and where you can order it on http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/wpf.
The Silverlight-Book has also been written and is currently running through the process of reading, testing and printing. It will be in stores on 28th of August. Find more information about the Silverlight-Book and where you can order it on http://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/silverlight.
I hope you like the books and you can master the “programming-challenge” of your wpf- and silverlight-projects with the knowhow you got from the books.
This weekend I’ve to finish the second edition of my WPF-book. Luckily it’s going to rain tomorrow. But I’ve almost done it. This evening I’ve just ported a small sample for Animation Easing Functions from WPF to Silverlight. It was easy, all I had to do was using a PathGeometry instead of the not existing StreamGeometry to draw the lines of the functions. Use the fun-sample below to play around with these easing functions. You’ll get the code of this version with my upcoming german Silverlight-Book in August. So have fun, Cheers Thomas.
After Visual Studio has been released on Monday this week, Silverlight 4 is also available since Thursday. I’ll have to speed up my book-writing. As many of you know, I’m writing on a second edition of my WPF-book to .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. I’m also writing on a Silverlight-book (about Silverlight 4.0). Below some details of the two books.
I’ll finish the update of my WPF-book till end of April, so it’ll be released in June. There are many new things in it, like a section to the Model-View-ViewModel-Pattern, Multitouch, the new Controls DatePicker, Calendar and DataGrid, Animation Easing-Functions, VisualStateManager, Windows 7 Taskbarintegration, Pixel-Shaders and much more. Of course there’s also a new version of the FriendStorage-Application that is using new features and controls, like e.g. the DataGrid:
FriendStorage now also has integration into the Windows 7 Taskbar. So you can iterate through the friends via the Buttons shown in the Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail. Also recognize that the image of the current friend is also displayed as overlay-image on the Taskbar-Button
I’ll write on the Silverlight-book till end of June, so it’ll be released in August. I hope you’re looking forward to it. I gave and will give my best that it’s a great resource to all professional Silverlight-Developers and those who want to become one of those. In May I’ll show the contents of the Silverlight-book on my homepage. I’ll also blog here. For now I can say that there’s a FriendStorageOnline-Application in the Samples with Login/Registration and CRUD-Operations via WCF Ria Services. A logged-in User can create Friendlists and insert data as usual. The app looks like this:
The Silverlight-book is also already on amazon here. But keep in mind that there could be a change in pages (some more up to 1000) and so maybe also in price. I’ll post more information about the targeted pagecount in May, then you’ll also see some details of the contents.
I’ll give you just a short information of what is coming up next and what I did the last months. Let’s start with the things coming up…
… what’s coming up next:
WebTech-Conference – 16th November, Karlsruhe/Germany Another talk about datadriven Silverlight-Applications. Meet me at this conference for discussions about WPF, Silverlight, .NET in general, my books and other topics. Find more about the WebTech-conference on webtech
Update of the WPF-book to .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 The WPF-book was written about .NET 3.5. Next year .NET 4.0 will be released. There are many new things introduced in WPF. The DataGrid- and DatePicker-Control, VisualStateManager, Animation Easing Functions, Layout Rounding and so on. I’m working on an update of the book that will be released next year shortly after the German Visual Studio Release.
Writing a german book about Silverlight 4 Currently I’m working hard on my book about Silverlight 4. I’ve already written about 300 pages. The book will be released next year shortly after the Silverlight 4 release. There are no comments on the Silverlight 4 release, but at PDC in mid-November there’s a session about the Silverlight-Roadmap. Then we’ll know more. So stay tuned. Find more about the upcoming Silverlight-Book on the new silverlight-category on my homepage