Monday, November 10, 2008

RIA: Light Up SharePoint With Silverlight 2 Web Parts

A timely article from the latest issue of MSDN Magazine – which, despite cover focused on security, includes several Silverlight-related articles

In this article, we'll discuss one of the key ways in which you can use SharePoint and Silverlight together by integrating a Silverlight application within a SharePoint Web Part. We start by walking you through building a fairly simple media application using Silverlight 2 Beta 2 (see Figure 1). We'll then show how you can use the SharePoint Web Part as a wrapper for your Silverlight application. This is an interesting approach because it enables you to not only create isolated hosted applications, but also interconnect the Web Parts through the native SharePoint object model—for example, through a provider/consumer model.

I expect to see expanding emphasis on Silverlight in conjunction with SharePoint, especially as the recently-unveiled Office Web applications are released

RIA: Light Up SharePoint With Silverlight 2 Web Parts

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