Silverlight Viewer (almost) Ready To Go!
Today we finally integrated the Silverlight viewer into sharepoint.
As I explained in my previous blog, the viewer has 6 different templates that the site administrator can work with.
The different controls that will be available on this release will be:
· Single Articles
· Static content
· Main Menu
How does it work?
The configuration xml file defines each page in the site. Depending on the selected template there are a number of zones available, so the administrator will have to configure a regionID (in order to get the blogs, articles, and adds that match the id), the data source (in our case we have an aspx page that builds an xml file depending on the regionID received by Query String), the dataType (blog, article, singleArticle, staticContent, Ad) and the zone title.
The template then includes the information as configured by the administrator:
Also, all links between relevant pieces of information are now working. For example if you click on a blog author name, it will open the blog source on a new window. Or if you click on the blog section title, the complete blog list will be displayed on the viewer.
One last thing accomplished today are the cool animations that Silverlight let us built. Between each page change you will be able to see how the current frame vanishes at the bottom and the new page arrives from the upper side.
Tomorrow I will be integrating Sharepoint search into the viewer to have it then all completed J.