[Ironruby-core] using custom controls with gestalt

Mark Ryall mark.ryall at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 22:12:24 EST 2010

In case anyone is curious - I got this to work by putting the
Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.dll and Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.Common.dll
assemblies directly into the DLR.xap file.

This doesn't seem ideal - the slvx approach ensures that silverlight
applications can avoid downloading command dependencies such as
IronRuby, IronPython etc. once for every application.

It's functional enough to show how easily silverlight applications can
be created without needing an ide or a compiler.


On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Mark Ryall <mark.ryall at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm preparing some demos of using silverlight+ironruby with gestalt.
> It's really impressive but i'd like to show an example using the bing
> map control but can't work out how to make external controls
> available.
> Here's what I thought I should do:
> * Created a Microsoft.Maps.slvx containing the
> Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.dll and Microsoft.Maps.MapControl.Common.dll
> * Cracked open the dlr.xap file and added <ExtensionPart
> Source="Microsoft.Maps.slvx" /> to the manifest and packaged it up
> again
> The browser had cached dlr.xap which confused me for a while but I can
> now see the Microsoft.Maps.slvx is getting downloaded (i'm using my
> own little webserver tool - http://bitbucket.org/markryall/webshare/)
> but none of the classes seem to be available.
> Can anyone see what's missing?
> I'd also like to demo using silverlight 4 - does anyone know if
> changes are required to the gestalt dlr.js, dlr.xap etc. to use the
> new features (camera control etc.)?
> Mark.

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