Silverlight and Flex working together.


I’ve talked about this a lot, even produced some demos for presentation on the subject, yet there is one online you can see today.

The guys at Switch On the Code have put together a demo of using Flex Sliders to manipulate a Silverlight ball. They also posted a tutorial on how they were able to make it happen.

I did wonder why they didn’t make reference to the ExternalInterface API (i.e. send the data back from Silverlight to Adobe Flex?) Anyway, it’s yet another example of how the two runtimes can work with one another easily enough – provided you are open to the idea.

I’d classify these guys “Prototypers

Comments (3)

  1. Brandon says:

    This is a great blog and thanks for posting about our tutorial.  I have a question about your ExternalInterface comment.  The Flex portion does implement the ExternalInterface API.  You can drag the Silverlight ball around and its coordinates are sent back to the Flex app.  Maybe I misinterpreted your comment.  Let me know.

  2. scbarnes says:

    Oops.. you’re right..sorry I missed that part (lack of sleep is my feabile excuse)…

    Even better! (I had thought you were using just javascript:fireFunc() approach to the code).

    My bad..

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