Monthly Archives: December 2010

Announcing Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight (NESL) toolkit

Native Extensions enable Silverlight developers to access some really cool features of Windows 7 from their Silverlight applications with a set of native runtime libraries, paired with a set of Silverlight libraries

Ø  Take advantage of sensors like accelerometers, light sensors, compasses, GPS etc.

Ø  Access content from connected portable devices like music players and digital cameras.

Ø  Capture and create video from webcams and screen output

Ø  Use speech recognition and text to speech capabilities.

Ø  Integrate with the Windows 7 taskbar (Jump Lists, Icon Overlays, Taskbar Progress etc.)

Ø  And more…