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Microsoft Expression Blend 2 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Robert Reinhardt, Corey Schuman

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Chapter 11. Creating a Video Player in Silverlight

One of the most exciting aspects of Silverlight is the video experience, and you can use Blend to increase the interactivity and involvement of that experience. In 2008, Silverlight was the technology chosen to showcase hundreds of video streams, including footage of the Beijing Olympic Games and events surrounding the Democratic National Convention. In this chapter, you’ll use your accumulated Blend and Silverlight knowledge to create a custom-styled Silverlight 2 video player and later expand the way you integrate video content on the Web.

Creating the Layout

Choosing layout controls for your video player is an important first step when building a video experience. The layout controls dictate ...

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