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  • Printing in Silverlight 3

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Jul 31, 2009 (10 months ago)
    In this sample, Gill Cleeren has created a very simple DTP application (desktop publishing application) which allows the user to draw on a Canvas, add some text and some images. After that, he can print the result.

    Probably the most requested feature for Silverlight 3 was being able to print or export the contents of a control so that we can save it and then print it. While there is no Print class of some sort directly available in Silverlight 3 either, we can print, using some small workaround. And that workaround goes by the name of the WriteableBitmap.

  • Enabling Out-of-Browser Support in Silverlight 3

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Shawn Wildermuth is very excited by one of the new features of Silverlight 3 - the ability to create an Out-of-Browser experience.

    The Out-of-Browser feature remarkably different than Adobe AIR's approach. From the user's perspective, Out-of-Browser support in Silverlight 3 allows installation directly from the browser.

  • Silverlight 3 Out-of-browser Update Model

    0 comments  /  posted by  Silverlight Show  on  Mar 19, 2009 (more than a year ago)
    Tim Heuer has a post in which he explains about the update model of Silverlight 3 Out-of-browser applications.

    In Silverlight 3 you have a framework to enable you to auto update your bits.  We’re still in beta so things may change and we know there are questions that you may have on our model (if you have those questions, please leave a comment here).  In AIR you have a framework that doesn’t appear to be a part of the core runtime but provides the same methods for providing notification to your users.  If I’ve gotten my interpretation of the AIR tutorial wrong, please someone kindly correct me as it wouldn’t have been my intent to do so.

  • 15 comments  /  posted by  Nikolay Raychev  on  Mar 18, 2009 (more than a year ago)


    A cool new feature in Silverlight 3 is the ability to run Silverlight applications out of the browser which resembles a desktop application. Only a few configuration steps are needed to enable your application to run offline.

    See also:
    Tip: Detecting Network Change in Silverllight 3 Application


    To enable this feature you only need to open the AppManifest.xml file which can be found in the Properties folder and add
    some settings as follows:

    <Deployment xmlns="" 
          ShortName="Task List">  
            <WindowSettings Title="Offline Task List" /> 
            Allows saving your tasks offline  

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