[Mono-dev] Silverlight/Moonlight questions
Rolf Bjarne Kvinge
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Fri Oct 19 03:20:58 EDT 2007
> Thanks again Rolf, and Miguel. Now my ideas are much clearer.
> Just some more: :)
> Rolf Bjarne Kvinge escribió:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>> - 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
> >>> the System.Windows.Forms.WebBrowser to embed a browser inside a
> >> desktop app.
> >> Hugh, but why launching whole browser core just to show a
> >> widget?
> > Maybe because there's no other way?
> Well, the other way is calling it as a native library as you just said
> LunarEclipse is doing, right?
Just that the native Silverlight API is not public nor documented.
> > [...]
> > Lunareclipse uses pinvokes to call into moonlight, and that part
> > portable.
> A pity then. If Moonlight had the same native API as Silverlight, I
> guess this would be portable (I mean, in Windows LunarEclipse could use
> Silverlight instead of Moonlight), right?
As I just mentioned, the native Silverlight API is not public nor
documented, so this would be difficult.
> >>>> 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
> >> or whenever on the local computer?
> >>> It is a .NET application already.
> >> Then, how this .NET application launches a Silverlight widget?
> > Lunareclipse uses moonlight (which is just a native library) to draw
> > xaml in a window. That's all there is to it actually.
> Is MS Silverlight also a native library like Moonlight?
Yes, it is.
> Doesn't it have
> a managed API to be consumed by managed programs in order to use it
> outside of a browser?
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