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Optimize the Indirect Silverlight Installation

Posted by Charles | April 19, 2008 .

One of the most important things to consider when you use Silverlight in your web sites or your applications is to ensure that Silverlight gets installed appropriately on your end user’s computer. This will ensure that your end user has a good experience and can make the most of your applications. So, here is something you could bear in mind when you provide the Silverlight indirect install option to your end users.

When you use the Silverlight.js library to load a Silverlight control in a page, the control attempts to detect whether your end user’s machine has Silverlight installed on it or not by default. If Silverlight is not installed on the client machine then prompt the user to install it by clicking on the install image that is automatically displayed on the page by the Silverlight.js library.

This default installation option is commonly called the indirect install option since a new window with Silverlight EULA is automatically opened when the user clicks on the install link. This window displays the download page on Microsoft.com.

The best thing about the Silverlight indirect option is that it is compatible with all sites (that is, there is no custom JavaScript code needed). On the other hand, a drawback of this option is that your end users will have to navigate a separate web page to install Silverlight.

Now, you do not have to worry about your visitors missing out on some of the best things on your site.

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