ASP.NET Controls for Silverlight – Documentation

The MSDN Library provides a number of topics about ASP.NET controls for Silverlight. These topics include executable examples, code samples, and videos. There are three main areas of the ASP.NET controls for Silverlight:

·         ASP.NET Controls for Silverlight (Main conceptual topics)

·         System.Web.UI.SilverlightControls Namespace  (Server reference)

·         Sys.UI.Silverlight Namespace (Client reference)

Each section below provides a link to more information.

ASP.NET Controls for Silverlight

The Silverlight 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) includes two ASP.NET server controls, the MediaPlayer control, and the Silverlight control. These controls enable Silverlight content to be embedded in an ASP.NET Web page. The ASP.NET MediaPlayer control lets you integrate media sources such as audio (WMA) and video (WMV) into a Web site, without requiring any knowledge of XAML or JavaScript. The ASP.NET Silverlight control enables you to integrate XAML and any supporting code (a managed-code assembly, a managed dynamic-language script module, or client JavaScript libraries) into a Web site. Unlike the MediaPlayer server control, the Silverlight server control is generic and is not designed only to manage media files. For more information, see ASP.NET Controls for Silverlight.

System.Web.UI.SilverlightControls Namespace

The System.Web.UI.SilverlightControls namespace contains classes that allow ASP.NET developers to add Silverlight functionality to ASP.NET pages. For more information, see System.Web.UI.SilverlightControls Namespace.

Sys.UI.Silverlight Namespace

This Sys.UI.Silverlight namespace contains the ASP.NET Silverlight client types. These types are used to manipulate the Silverlight client plug-in. For more information, see ASP.NET Controls for Silverlight Client Reference.


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Comments (2)

  1. Megha says:

    I wish to develop an e-book reader for mobile. how can i use silverlight for the same. which controls to be used

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