Using Silverlight in Vista Sidebar Gadgets


Some of you may have started playing around with Vista Sidebar Gadgets in order to create a unique experience for your users in a fresh, new way.  If you have, you probably realize how easy it is to create a compelling Gadget for the desktop.  One of the things that people are starting to do with Gadgets is integrate Silverlight into their Gadget offering.  Silverlight is a great way to really build a compelling user experience with Gadgets as it allows great flexibility in how to design your UI.  With the limited space a typical Gadget has on the desktop, Silverlight enables you to create a visual experience outside of your typical HTML controls that most Gadgets currently use.


Gavin Gear has a great tutorial on how to create a Silverlight-enabled gadget here.


Enjoy!


-Paul

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