Silverlight 4 – Accessing System Devices with Com Interop, such as a Scanner.

Yesterday I gave a presentation on some new features in Silverlight 4.  During this presentation I mentioned the newly available ability to interoperate with Office applications such as Outlook and Excel though the new ComAutomationFactory that is in Silverlight 4.  Someone in the audience asked the question, ?Can I access my scanner?, and of course […]

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Don’t install Visual Studio 2010 RC just yet

If you haven’t heard already, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate was available for MSDN subscribers and would be probably available on 10 February 2010 for the public, which is today.  But before you get all excited and start installing the latest and greatest as soon as possible, you might want to slow […]

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Silverlight 4 Beta – Using Silverlight as Drop Target

Have you ever wanted to give the user the ability to drag a file from you desktop or file explorer onto your Silverlight application? Well, up until now you couldn’t. What’s that sound? It’s a bird… it’s a plane… no, it’s Silverlight 4 Beta.  Yes, Silverlight 4 Beta is coming to the rescue and giving […]

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Silverlight 4 Beta – Accessing a users webcam and microphone

So, by now you should have heard that Silverlight 4 Beta was released at PDC 2009. One of the most interesting and fun features included in the release is the ability for you to access a users webcam and microphone. Even a fellow ElegantCoder wrote a short post on it.  But I wanted to go […]

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