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Beginning Silverlight 5 in C#, Fourth Edition by Robert Lair

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C H A P T E R  10

System Integration and Device Support

Silverlight includes a number of 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 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 (in Windows) and the upper right corner (in Mac OS). Let’s take a look at toast notifications ...

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