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Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# by Robert Lair

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Chapter 10. System Integration and Device Support

Silverlight 4 adds a number of new features that allow developers to integrate their applications with a user's system. These features include notifications, interaction with legacy COM applications and libraries, access to a user's web camera and microphone, and better access to the operating system such as enabling the Silverlight application as a drop target. In this chapter we will discuss and try out a number of these new features.

Notification (Toast) API

A toast is a small informational window you can display to notify users of various events, typically in the bottom-right corner of the screen (on Windows) and the upper right corner (on Mac OS). Toast notifications have become very popular ...

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