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Microsoft Silverlight 5 is a rich application framework for creating high-performance, cross-platform desktop and mobile applications. In this course, author Walt Ritscher demonstrates how to build a variety of applications in Silverlight, with particular focus on building compelling business applications and delivering premium video and audio content. Developers will work with the C# programming language and Visual Studio Professional, as well as Expression Blend, a tool that simplifies creation of the interactive user interfaces expected in modern-day applications.
Creating an OOB application is a simple endeavor, and it's a snap to configure with the Visual Studio Property page. In this movie I will show you how to configure your OOB application to your liking. I've got Visual Studio 2010 open, and as you can see, I have opened the ControllingOobApp project. This is already configured to be a click-once application. Let's verify that by going to the Properties section, and in Silverlight, you can see that this says Enable running application on the browser. I have also got the Debug settings to dynamically generate a test page.
Let's show you what this looks like when I run the application. As you can see when I move into an out- of-browser application, I don't have a custom icon. I get the default Silverlight Icon, which is this green arrow and a couple of monitor screens. If I go ahead and install this, you'll notice that my icon up here on the Title bar, and down here in the Taskbar, are the same. I want to change those. Now while I am at it, I'd like to change the size of this window.
So I am going to uninstall the application and return back to Visual Studio, and we're going to go look inside this Out-of-Browser Settings button. Up at the top, I can control what's shown on the title of my window. Something like that. I can come down here and change my window size, do my own custom size and location if I'd like. I am telling it to go to the 0,0 position.
And down here I can choose my own icons. Now I've already loaded my icons in this Image folder, and I've created pictures that are 16x16 and 32x32, and so on. That's important. If they are not that size Silverlight won't use them. All I need to add them to the project is click on this button, find them in my Images folder, and do that a few more times.
And I should also change my shortcut name for the Start menu. I'll just copy this Periwinkle Tunes down here and then put OOB after it and then click OK and then test, by pressing F5. Right-click and choose Install, and there is my new icon. It's also up here and down on the toolbar. And if I go search for inside my Start menu, there it is, right there, Periwinkle Tunes OOB.
As you can see, once you create a browser application, you can start configuring it to work more like a regular Desktop application.
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