Loading Vertigo.Slideshow.xap from another xap

Jul 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Hi Guys,

I would like to use this library as part of my own Silverlight Application,

I have looked at Dynamic Loading and think this could be the way to do it,

Is this possible? 

If so what Instance should I create in the assembly?

If there is an easier way to do it or have anyone has done it then please share it here,



Aug 4, 2010 at 3:05 PM
Edited Aug 4, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Hi Dave,

The slides can be dynamically loaded from a database or other source.  The trick is to use a web page that writes its output as xml.

In your HTML you will refer to the new webpage as the dataprovider.  Something like:


For the XML, Open a new ASPX page leaving the HTML portion completely blank,except for the @page declaration:

Then in the Code Behind, use the code pasted below

Good Luck!


Imports System.Text
Imports System.Data

Partial Class SlideSHowXML
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

        Dim ID As Integer = CInt(Request.QueryString("ID"))

        Dim dt As New DataTable
        Dim dr As DataRow

        ***Load your datable here***

        Dim xml As New StringBuilder

        xml.AppendLine("<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8' ?>")
        xml.AppendLine("<data transition='CrossFadeTransition'>")
        xml.AppendLine("<album ")
        xml.AppendLine("title = ''")
        xml.AppendLine("description = ''")
        xml.AppendLine("source='" & dt.Rows(0)("PhotoURL") & "'>")

        For Each dr In dt.Rows
            xml.AppendLine("title = '" & dr("PhotoURL") & "'")
            xml.AppendLine("source = '" & dr("PhotoURL") & "'")
            xml.AppendLine("thumbnail='" & dr("PhotoURL") & "' />")

            Response.ContentType = "text/xml"
        Catch ex As Exception

        End Try
    End Sub

End Class