Silverlight in SharePoint 'Hello World' demo

I’ve not used Silverlight, and I though it might be interesting to try the Silverlight Web Part from SharePoint 2010, so I came up with a little ‘hello world’ project. Using Silverlight, I wanted to:

  • Query a SharePoint List for data
  • Display that data

Not exactly complicated stuff, but I figured it would be a start. I decided to query a Picture Library, and display the pictures in my web part, changing the displayed image every few seconds. All of this is very achievable with JavaScript or jQuery and the Content Query Web Part (as some sort of variant on the CQTWP I built), so I thought this would be a good comparison. Continue reading “Silverlight in SharePoint 'Hello World' demo”

Silverlight in SharePoint 'Hello World' demo