Silverlight ActiveX disk access

Posted on 2009-12-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I'm building an application using Silverlight 3.  I'm seeking to allow the user to install ActiveX which enables local file system read/write.  The intent is to store static data locally, thus ensuring that when the browser cache is deleted that perfomance is maintained.  The best example of this type of ActiveX is embodied within the Google Picasa image editor.  Local access is made via browser and images are downloaded subsequently.  How do I programatically gain file access in Silverlight 3?
Question by:Phil5780
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apeter earned 2000 total points
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Why can't you used Isolated Storage feature instead of a ActiveX in silverlight. More details in this link, http://silverlight.net/learn/quickstarts/isolatedstorage/

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I'm aware of Isolated Storage but I'm interested in persisting my cache data beyond the scope if the browser.  I want to always maintain a cache for my Silverlight to fall back upon.  If Silverlight blocks activeX interaction then that's a huge limitation.  Building an interactive browser dash requires the ability to gain system level access.

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