[Ironruby-core] using custom controls with gestalt
Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com
Tue Jan 26 00:32:01 EST 2010
Putting the dlls in the XAP is one way to do it. You could also put them into a ZIP file, and in your app download the zip file and use Silverlight's Application.GetResourceStream API to extract the DLLs from the file, and call Assembly.Load on them. However, this is a bit annoying, so we support doing this:
<script type="application/zip" src="foo.zip"></script>
<script type="text/ruby">require 'foo.zip/foo.dll'</script>
This lets you put files in a zip, and then access them like they were part of the "filesystem". However, I just tried this and I found a bug, so I'll check in a fix and let you know when it's fixed.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-
> bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Mark Ryall
> Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 7:12 PM
> To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] using custom controls with gestalt
> 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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