Thursday, March 18, 2010

Multiple selection in Silverlight ListBox

Hi All,

We can easily make any list box as enable to select multiple items in silver light.We just need to set the "SelectionMode" property of that list box below is the example for doing so.

ListBox Margin="5" x:Name="lbItems"
ItemsSource="{Binding Item, ElementName=MainPageView}"
StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Margin="4">
TextBlock FontWeight="Bold" FontSize="12"
Foreground="#ff005588" Text="{Binding Text}">

There are 3 options for the SelectionMode property that are:

Single -> Used to select only one item.

Multiple -> Used to select multiple items using Ctrl or Shift key.

Extended -> Used to select multiple items but here using Shift key you can select items range by just pressing one item, holding Shift and pressing another one.

Hope this is going to help you out... Enjoy!!!!!!

Anil Kumar Pandey
Micorsoft MVP (C#)
Navi Mumbai,

Creating a Media Player in the Silverlight

Hi All,
This is very interesting, the silver light is giving us so much power to create user friendly application. In this reason i have found that, we can create a media player using the silverlight and this is very easy. We do not need to bother about the code there is not that much code is involved, there is just a single component which we can use to create the Media player. That control is " MEDIA ELEMENT. "

Please check the following code to create the media Player. I have taken the Media element inside the Canvas and there is only 3 Buttons for PLAY, PAUSE , LOAD and STOP. Just pass the file name in the Source Property of that media element..

d:DesignHeight="640" d:DesignWidth="550">

x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
x:Name="medPlayer" Width="640" Height="480" AutoPlay="True" />
x:Name="btnPlay" Background="Green" Width="100" Height="45" Canvas.Left="8" Canvas.Top="497" Content="Play" Click="bPlay_Click" />
x:Name="btnPause" Background="Yellow" Width="100" Height="45" Canvas.Left="112" Canvas.Top="497" Content="Pause" Click="bPause_Click" />
x:Name="btnStop" Background="Red" Width="100" Height="45" Canvas.Left="216" Canvas.Top="497" Content="Stop" Click="bStop_Click" />
x:Name="btnOpen" Background="Green" Width="100" Height="45" Canvas.Left="320" Canvas.Top="497" Content="Load" Click="bOpen_Click" />

C# code for media Player

private void btnPlay_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

private void btnPause_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

private void btnStop_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

private void btnOpen_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{ string myUrl = "http://localhost:4065/VideoPlayer.Web/Files/Grass_loop.wmv";
Uri myUri
= new Uri(myUrl);
.Source = myUri;


Anil Kumar Pandey
Micorsoft MVP (C#)
Navi Mumbai, Maharshtra