Justin King pointed me to a Silverlight slide show control a while back and I decided to give it a whirl and implement it own my own site’s photos section.

The control is called Slide.Show and is made by the guys at Vertigo.

The configuration and setup itself was not too difficult, as long as you follow the Quick Start Guide. I pointed the control to my Flickr account by adding a data section in the Configuration.xml file

<configuration width=”757” height=”548” background=”Silver”>
 		<module type=”SlideViewer” ></module> 
		<module type=”ProgressBar” ></module> 
		<module type=”SlideDescription” ></module> 
		<module type=”NavigationTray”> 
			<option name=”thumbnailViewer.left” value=”83” ></option> 
 		<transition type=”FadeTransition” name=”CrossFadeTransition” ></transition> 
		<transition type=”WipeTransition” name=”WipeRightTransition”> 
			<option name=”direction” value=”Right” ></option> 
 	<dataProvider type=”FlickrDataProvider”> 
		<option name=”userName” value=”ericphan.info” ></option>   

I did hit one snag though, and that’s a combination of Firefox 3 and Silverlight that many other users were experiencing too. Basically what was happening was that I had Silverlight 2 Beta installed and this control was a Silverlight 1 control and did not render and prompted you to download Silverlight 1 again.

The issue here is because the detection script bundled in Silverlight 1 had an issue with Firefox 3. To resolve the issue you need to replace your Silverlight.js file with the updated one provided on the Microsoft Silverlight.js code page.

After replacing the Silverlight.js file the control renders fine in Firefox 3 with the fullscreen button not working under Vista. It works fine under Firefox 3 and OSX.