23. September 2009 08:22
ComponentArt are currently holding a competition to find the best Silverlight application. The community can vote for their favourite application and they will then be judged by some of the most respected people in the Silverlight community. The winner gets $10,000 US! You can see and vote for all entrants here:
Over the past couple of weeks I've spent a lot of time redesigning the Virtual Tour viewer I have described in previous posts. It's not yet perfect, but it is an improvement on the previous releases. Having redesigned the WPF version, I have ported those changes across to the Silverlight version and have entered in the competition. There is still some work to do removing a few bugs before the official judging starts on 23 October.
You can find (and vote for) my entry here:
The competition entry includes the full Versailles Virtual Tour. We are trying to see if people will be willing to donate to help improve the tours, because it will give greater access for a larger number of people.
As I've discussed in previous posts, the Silverlight version makes use of the Silverlight WPF compatibility library that I have built, which provides Silverlight versions of routed commands, flow documents and a number of other features not found in Silverlight. The WPF version of the Silverlight compatibility library includes features such as the URI mapper and child window.
As an incentive to encourage you to vote for the virtual tour, I will release the Silverlight WPF compatibility library on codeplex, if I win the competition. The reason for this is the competition provides a substantial financial prize for the winner, and it would give me some additional time to be able to complete the code and samples. The more five-star votes I get, the more likely I am to win, so please go and vote!!
If you have feedback on the tour we'd love to hear from you either via e-mail or via the comments.