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How to add a Silverlight Control into a Internet Explorer Toolbar using C++

Posted on 2009-04-07
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Last Modified: 2013-12-08

I need to add a Silverlight control to a C++ Toolbar running in Internet Explorer.
I've found following article googling (see on bottom of the thread):

I need a DETAILED procedure for doing that in Visual Studio 2008 (detailed because I know C++ but never implemented any COM / ActiveX / OLE stuff using VS C++).

Points offered: 500 so I need a detailed procedure (click here and here).

Question by:PascalHeraud
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The issue is not coding in Silverlight ( so easy and so well documented) but including the SL into a C++ IE toolbar.

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Did you manage to do it?
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Yes, I did.
I had two axes of solutions :
- embed directly the Silverlight Active X into IE Toolbar
- embed an HtmlPage control containing a silverlight

I never succeeded with the first solution so the second one was the good way for me. The trick was to open popups (it was Silverlight 2) and I did this by opening another HTMLPage control into a native Windows popup.

The result is here :

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I followed your link but was not able to find where the toolbar can be downloaded.
Do you have a direct link?

I'm currently investigating using this kind of approach to create a toolbar and it would be great to see what you managed to do using Silverlight!

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<< The trick was to open popups (it was Silverlight 2) and I did this by opening another HTMLPage control into a native Windows popup >>

Do you know if there is an easier way to open popups with Silverlight 4?


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