New Silverlight 4 Tutorials
Whilst looking at the new Silverlight 4 features we thought we would share some of the information we found. Here are some simple code examples showing how to use the Web Camera, Desktop drag and drop, client-side File System TreeView, HTML rendering, Interacting with Word and Excel, Desktop Notifications, Clipboard and Right Mouse Clicks.
Drag and Drop Files from the Desktop
Ever wanted to drag and drop a file or a group of files from your desktop into your Silverlight application? Well now its possible in Silverlight 4.
Browse the Local File System
Here we have a vectorlight TreeView showing the contents of the local file system.
Local File System - Generating a Navigation TreeView
Displaying HTML in Silverlight
An age old problem has now been (partially) resolved, when running in Out of Browser (OOB) you can display a block of HTML.
WebBrowser - Displaying HTML in Silverlight
Web Camera and Mic
This is a cool feature and one which will generate a lot of crazy Silverlight applications.
Web Camera - View the live image stream and take pictures
Word, Excel and other Applications
Ever wanted to open Outlook and send an email? Or open Word and create a document, all from within your Silverlight application? Well, with the new support for COM objects now you can.
Communicating with Excel from Silverlight
Communicating with Word from Silverlight
This RichText input control will come as standard in Silverlight 4, here we show how to perform basic formatting.
RichTextArea Control - Basic Formatting
With the new NotificationWindow class you can now send useful information messages to the user.
Desktop Notifications ("Toast")
Right Mouse Clicks and Context Menus
The long awaited right mouse click functionality has arrived and we show how easy it is to detect right mouse clicks and to render a context menu.
This is another piece of functionality essential in todays business application and here we show how to place content onto the clipboard and also read text content from it.
Drive fast before the crazy mutant zombies get you!
Guide the car to its parking space in this fun Car Parking game.
Aim for the Trash Can and get the various items of Trash in the bin.
Fly your plane in this colorful vertical scrolling shoot-em-up. Blast the bad guys and collect any bonus's they leave behind.
Pop as many bubbles as possible in this fun and colorful bubble popping game. The levels start off easy enough but gradually get harder!
Here 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!
Guide 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.
You 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!
Play Pool against the computer or battle against your friends in the online mode!
Slice the fruit that is thrown up onto the screen. Slice the fruit into multiple pieces for maximum points!