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Creating a dynamic site page banner using SharePoint and Silverlight

Overview How to create a dynamic banner for SharePoint 2007/2010 site pages to surface images stored within SharePoint while also making it easy for site authors to upload their own images to be displayed in the banner rotation. Solution:   Develop

Posted in Silverlight

Did you know? Silverlight Client for Facebook download available

Excerpt from http://www.devproconnections.com/article/silverlight-development/Microsoft-Silverlight-4-Beta-Client-for-Facebook.aspx Here is an impressive list of Silverlight 4 features that the Facebook application leverages: Out-of-browser support—fully trusted with offline capability Hosting HTML content interactively—with a number of Facebook like features you’d expect Local Device access (webcam)—Add a

Posted in Silverlight

Using SharePoint Designer and Silverlight to embed Silverlight applications directly into your SharePoint blog posts

We have been looking at ways to increase the discoverability of internally produced video content and rich user experiences developed on Silverlight currently stored in various document libraries throughout our SharePoint intranet/extranet.  One area of particular interest is finding a

Posted in Sharepoint, Silverlight, Social Networking

Use SharePoint and Silverlight to display a summary of SharePoint blog posts on any site page

Overview: We have been investigating ways on our intranet at Allyis to surface information via a more automatic and less manual process through various features and also to Implement multiple ways for discovering data/information across the site.  One area in

Posted in LINQ, Sharepoint, Silverlight, Social Networking

SharePoint Generic Wrapper for Silverlight with initParams

Here is a freebie…just finished a generic SharePoint web-part to host Silverlight apps inside SharePoint. There are other  out there for sure but I had a need for a generic one that I could specify any number of initParams from

Posted in Sharepoint, Silverlight

Using LINQ to parse XML data coming back from SharePoint web services

Quick example of using one of the many built-in SharePoint web services to populate a WPF control.  In this particular instance I am connecting to the SharePoint lists web service Lists.asmx to retrieve data from the list and bind to

Posted in LINQ, Sharepoint, Silverlight

Wrap-Up on using Silverlight, SharePoint Lists, and URL Protocol.

Overview Recently I had a client request an animated carousel or filmstrip like player for displaying both images and video on their SharePoint intranet. The idea is to display many images and videos without taking up a ton of screen

Posted in LINQ, Sharepoint, Silverlight

Silverlight Filmstrip Demo

What does it do?  Displays thumbnail and full size images and plays video.  Where does it get the data for the images and videos to display/play inline?The data to populate the intranet version is pulled from SharePoint using the URL

Posted in LINQ, Sharepoint, Silverlight

Silverlight 2 Search UI with Web Services

  If you are bored and have Silverlight 2 Beta 2 installed check out an example of using Silverlight as a front-end to your web services.  More details later this week.  Silverlight looking promising…   Press Link: Silverlight based search

Posted in LINQ, Silverlight

Re-Publishing Silverlight Player for including videos in Sharepoint Blog posts

NEW! Silverlight 1.0 Player embedded into Sharepoint blog template via Sharepoint Designer, customized DVWP, and added javascript in canvas_loaded…assuming you already know how to use Silverlight 1.0.  First, since Sharepoint blogs posts don’t support embed tags, javascript, or even iframes

Posted in Sharepoint, Silverlight, Social Networking
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