[Mono-dev] Silverlight/Moonlight questions
Rolf Bjarne Kvinge
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Thu Oct 18 11:53:31 EDT 2007
> - As you guys have managed to make widgets for the desktop using
> Moonlight, could this be done also with Silverlight?
I think so yes.
There are Vista gadgets done with Silverlight somewhere.
> If yes, how one
> could do that from a normal .NET application that could call a
> Silverlight widget?
I have no idea how the Vista gadgets are made, but one idea is to use
the System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser to embed a browser inside a desktop app.
> Would this be cross-platform if you used only
> managed code? I ask this because here you can see that Silverlight
> is only understood as a browser plugin, which I think it's incorrect,
> given the first assumption.
In theory yes, but it's still a long way to go.
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Silverlight
> - Is the moonlight designer already usable (it's called lunareclipse
I haven't tried it yet, so I don't know :)
> If yes, is there some page to download tarballs with it?
No, you have to use SVN to get it.
> BTW, in a similar way as previous bullet: can lunareclipse be run from the
> desktop without a browser?
Yes (it is a desktop application)
> If yes, can it be launched from Windows?
No. It requires Moonlight, and Moonlight doesn't run on Windows.
> Or from a .NET application?
> I ask this because, as I understand, Silverlight CLR runs in a Sandbox
> and thus it should not allow to write/read from disk, so then how can
> anyone save the contents made by lunareclipse in the home directory or
> whenever on the local computer?
It is a .NET application already.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Andrés [ knocte ]
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