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EKinateder (25) [Avatar] Offline
I just purchased the MEAP book and hope to get started on it soon.

My question is about the final release of Silverlight 2 and how close this book will cover everything it includes. I noticed that currently all the books chapters are completed. Will they be updated to cover all the late-breaking changes and additions (beta 2 and beyond)? Supposedly ScottGu mentions that there will be over 100 controls released with Silverlight 2 (I'm crossing my fingers that a DropDownList and/or ComboBox make that list!). I wouldn't expect all 100 to be covered, but I'd expect to see some coverage of the major ones.

Also, I wonder how this book compares to the 2 other Silverlight titles offered by Manning?
chad.campbell (42) [Avatar] Offline
Re: When does Silverlight 2 RTM happen?
Silverlight 2 in Action will be finalized when the Silverlight 2 release candidate becomes avaialble. We really want this book to be a complete guide to Silverlight 2. With that said, there will be changes and additions coming later. At this point, I feel pretty good about saying the book is a solid guide to Silverlight 2 - Beta 2.

In regards to a comparison to the 2 other titles offered by Manning, I really cannot comment. I have not seen anything from those books other than the table of contents posted on the Manning site.

I hope this helps