Silverlight News

Here is the latest articles and external news from the world of Silverlight. Please feel free to submit your own relevant news stories and links using the comments below.

New Html Tree View Control

Here is the start of a new Tree View control. Taking the original Silverlight version we have started to convert it over to Javascript.

All the basic tree view functionality is present: Node customization, On-Demand Node Population, Drag and Drop, with more features to come in the future.

You can read more about the control and download it here: Tree View Control.

Apr 27, 2016 -

New Html5 3D Cube Control Demo

Today we have added a new, expermiental control to the Html5 section of the website. The control added is the Html5 3D Cube an interesting way to project flat Html content onto the faces of a 3D cube.

We have dabbled many times in the use of 3D in a regular 2D website without finding many compelling reasons for implementing 3D, but this experimental control may prove to be a useful addition to many websites, hence why we created it as a self-contained control.

You can read more about the control and download it here: 3D Cube Control.

Apr 15, 2016 -

New Html5 Games X Pool, Life In One and More

Added recently are some great new Html5 games for you to try on your Mobile Phone, Tablet or PC. X-Pool is a great Pool game with online multiplayer mode.

Life In One is a great strategy game. Build units, mine Gold and stop the invading zombie army.

Game: X-Pool

Game: Life In One

Jan 10, 2016 -

New Responsive Layout

We've recently relaunched the website using a new responsive css layout. Whilst keeping the structure of the website as near as possible to the original structure, we've added responsive css to make the website much more usable on mobile, tablet and other devices with smaller screens.


For those that remember, was started as a Silverlight focused website. As Silverlight is now pretty much finished we will continue with other technologies, such as HTML5 and also Mobile and Tablet Games.

Although we no longer develop Silverlight applications we will leave that section of the website there and we also still have some great Silverlight games such as Super Tower Defense 2 and Chaos Tournament that you can still play if you have a Silverlight enabled browser and are using either a PC or Mac.

Game Over: Silverlight

Jan 10, 2016 -

3D CSS used to Create Website

With the CSS 3D effects being implemented in modern browsers takes this new technology and enables you to map your traditional 2D content onto the walls of a 3D room. By Content we mean Twitter feeds, YouTube/Vimeo videos, Pictures, HTML5 Games, Instant Chat Walls etc. All of them can be placed in 3D space.

As mentioned earlier, you create "Rooms" and place your content on the walls of these rooms. Rooms can be linked together by placing doors in your rooms. The whole process of creating rooms is fairly straight forward and easy.

When you've created your rooms they will become available to the general public to browse, you can choose you own URL to access your room (

Roomsay: 3D Web Content Management System?

It has been tested so far on the iPad, Google Chrome, IE12 and Firefox and works well. On small screen phones you may have problems trying to navigate but on the whole it is very usable considering how new the technology is.

Roomsay: 3D Web Content Management System?

There is much more to this website such as the ability to "Skin" the rooms, that is to say you can change the textures used on the walls, floor, ceiling etc. Check it out for yourself here.

Feb 08, 2014 -

Chat App Converted to HTML and JQuery

Converted from Silverlight to HTML and Javascript/JQuery is the Vectorlight Chat App.  Login using your Vectorlight password to chat using your username and avatar.  For those without a username can use a guest account.

HTML Chat App

Sep 08, 2011 -

HTML5 iPhone,Android Big Guns Tower Defense

Big Guns has made the leap from Windows Phone 7 (XNA) to HTML5 so you can now play it on your iPhone, Android and other HTML5 compatible devices.  You can play it now here

Big Guns Tower Defense for iPhone and Android

Jul 02, 2011 -

HTML5 Games - Word Poppers and Batty

As the take-up of HTML5 quickens (74% of users currently have a browser capable of HTML5 Canvas) we present two more games for both your browser and mobile.

Word Poppers is a simple word-based puzzle game.  The objective is to complete the unknown word by clicking on letters that are floating around in bubbles. The web version can be played here.

Batty the Ball is a remake of the classic bat and ball games from the '80s.  Move your bat left and right to deflect the ball into the colored blocks, the aim being to destroy them all without losing your three lives.  The web version can be played here.

Word Poppers

Jun 04, 2011 -

Big Guns Tower Defense on Windows Phone 7

Coming soon to Windows Phone 7 is an XNA port of the popular Vectorlight tower defense game Super Tower Defense.  Whilst retaining many of the graphical and gameplay features of the original Silverlight game, the WP7 version opts for a smaller and simpler level structure.

Like Wakacube, Big Guns Tower Defense has made the switch from Silverlight to XNA due to performance issues with Silverlight on WP7.  In fact, for good game performance on WP7 with smooth framerates XNA is a must.

You can get it for your Windows Phone 7 here:

Big Guns Tower Defense is completely free.  Here's a couple of screenshots of the game.

Big Guns Tower Defense

Big Guns Tower Defense Level

May 06, 2011 -

Wakacube WP7 Update

Released to the Windows Phone 7 marketplace today is Version 1.1 of Wakacube the 3D physics game of skill.  Included in the update are more levels (30 in total) and new mode "Wakatime" which generates random crate structures to keep players entertained long after the levels have been completed.

Also present is a new Preview mode allowing you to move the camera before taking a shot making it easier to aim.  The scoring has been improved, points scored for distance, rotation and accuracy are now split up and appear clearly at the end of each shot.

Under the bonnet the physics engine has been greatly improved and now uses standard XNA Vector3 and Matrix types which will benefit performance greatly from the upcoming Mango update which accelerates operations on these data types.

The update is available in the marketplace, the Zune link is as follows:

Apr 26, 2011 -

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Zombie Escape
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Plays: 2,627

Zombie Escape ScreenshotDrive fast before the crazy mutant zombies get you!

6 Ratings/4.1 Average
Car Parking
Jan 16, 2016
Plays: 2,516

Car Parking ScreenshotGuide the car to its parking space in this fun Car Parking game.

1 Rating/5 Average
Trash It
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Plays: 2,389

Trash It ScreenshotAim for the Trash Can and get the various items of Trash in the bin.

4 Ratings/5 Average
Sky Fly
Jan 11, 2016
Plays: 2,563

Sky Fly ScreenshotFly your plane in this colorful vertical scrolling shoot-em-up. Blast the bad guys and collect any bonus's they leave behind.

1 Rating/5 Average
Professor Snappy
Jan 11, 2016
Plays: 2,076

Professor Snappy ScreenshotPop as many bubbles as possible in this fun and colorful bubble popping game. The levels start off easy enough but gradually get harder!

1 Rating/5 Average
Monster Match Saga
Jan 10, 2016
Plays: 2,411

Monster Match Saga ScreenshotHere we have a bunch of monsters that need to be matched up. Look out for the bomb and spinning monsters that will cause special damage!

3 Ratings/4.6 Average
Fly Bird Fly
Jan 10, 2016
Plays: 2,226

Fly Bird Fly ScreenshotGuide your friendly Bird through the maze of pipes and other obstacles collecting the Stars in this cool arcade game inspired by the legendary Flappy Bird.

1 Rating/5 Average
Life In One
Jan 10, 2016
Plays: 2,410

Life In One ScreenshotYou are stranded on an Alien planet. Your goal is to build a space rocket and escape. Start by building units to create power and mine the metal patches. Build defenses to defend your base from the advancing Aliens and Zombies!

2 Ratings/3 Average
X Pool
Jan 02, 2016
Plays: 3,024

X Pool ScreenshotPlay Pool against the computer or battle against your friends in the online mode!

3 Ratings/3 Average
Fruit Slicer
Jan 02, 2016
Plays: 2,118

Fruit Slicer ScreenshotSlice the fruit that is thrown up onto the screen. Slice the fruit into multiple pieces for maximum points!

1 Rating/5 Average