Exam Preparation–Silverlight 4, Development–70-506–Part 7

Yesterday I took the exam, but today the last part of the series.

To start with one should be familiar with Silverlight of course, but refreshing some of the topics that haven’t be touched that often is always good. This is by far not the definitive learning guide for the exam, but it’s a start. If you know articles that should be in either one of the categories please let me know.

What Skills are being Measured?

You can start on the Microsoft Learning site first: Exam 70-506: TS: Silverlight 4, Development.

The are 7 main categories of topics that are measured. The last 1% is luck! 

Laying Out a User Interface (15%)

Enhancing the User Interface (14%)

Implementing Application Logic (16%)

Working with Data (17%)

Interacting with a Host Platform (11%)

Structuring Applications (13%)

Deploying Applications (13%)

 

Enhancing  the User Interface

Create or modify control styles.

Setting a style locally and at the page control level: http://www.visiblox.com/blog/2010/08/styles-in-silverlight-further-advanced-topics-2
Setting a style globally: http://blogs.silverlight.net/blogs/msnow/archive/2008/10/02/silverlight-tip-of-the-day-55-how-to-apply-styles-in-silverlight-part-i.aspx
Implicit styles, overriding styles and based-on styles: http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Implicit-Styles-in-Silverlight-4.aspx


Create control templates.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/pages/silverlight-tutorial-part-7-using-control-templates-to-customize-a-control-s-look-and-feel.aspx


Create or modify data templates.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/pages/silverlight-tutorial-part-5-using-the-listbox-and-databinding-to-display-list-data.aspx


Manipulate visuals.

Skew Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/04/25/beginning-silverlight-skewtransform.aspx
Rotate Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/04/25/beginning-silverlight-rotatetransform.aspx
Scale Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/05/02/beginning-silverlight-scaletransform.aspx
Translate Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/05/02/beginning-silverlight-translatetransform.aspx
Perspective Transformations: http://vbcity.com/blogs/canoz/archive/2010/05/09/beginning-silverlight-planeprojection.aspx
Applying Pixel Shaders: http://www.andybeaulieu.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryID=145


Animate visuals.

http://www.silverlight.net/learn/videos/silverlight-videos/controlling-animations--storyboards/


Implement behaviors.

Trigger storyboard by using behaviors: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/expression/archive/2010/05/25/control-storyboards-easily-using-behaviors.aspx
Dragging and dropping elements: http://www.silverlight.net/content/samples/sl4/toolkitcontrolsamples/run/default.html


Manage the visual state.

http://www.silverlight.net/learn/videos/silverlight-videos/templates-and-vsm/

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