Silverlight Tour Now Includes Silverlight 5!

April 13, 2011
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To coincide with today’s Beta release of Silverlight 5, the Silverlight Tour is ready with this new version of Silverlight. Starting with our next class (in Seattle on May 2-4th), the Silverlight Tour will cover the new Silverlight 5 features including:

XAML Changes

  • Implicit DataTemplates
  • Ancestor Relative Binding
  • Using Binding in Styling
  • Writing Markup Extensions
  • Debugging XAML

Control Improvements

  • Changes to the Text Stack
  • ComboBox Type-Ahead Support
  • Multi-Click Support

Graphics and Media Changes

  • Silverlight’s new 3D Stack
  • GPU Acceleration Improvements
  • Using TrickPlay with Media
  • Low Latency Sound

Elevated Trust/Out of Browser Changes

  • Using Elevated Trust in the Browser
  • Creating Ad-Hoc Windows
  • Improvements to the Elevated Trust Permissions
  • Expansion of the File System Access in Elevated Trust

If you’re not familiar with the Silverlight Tour:

The Silverlight Tour Workshop is a three-day course on Silverlight 4 and 5. It divides the content into three distinct areas: Design, Development and the Server-Side. Students should be able to develop Silverlight applications once attending the workshop. The Workshop is structured with a mix of didactic lessons, demonstrations and hands-on labs. Each student will leave the workshop having created several small Silverlight applications. This variety of learning techniques will ensure that all students become proficient in the technology quickly and in an exciting way.

Telerik's RadControls for SilverlightThe Silverlight Tour Workshop also includes a complimentary license to Telerik’s RadControls for Silverlight for every attendee* (a $999.00 value). For more information on RadControls, you can visit there site at

IdeaBladeIdeaBlade is also graciously giving all attendees* to the Silverlight Tour a license to their Silverlight Edition of DevForce (a $995.00 value). For more information on DevForce, you can visit there site at

You can sign up here: