A Picture is Worth 0x3E8 Words.
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Showing off your photos is a lot harder than it should be. Vertigo tackled this problem during our latest exploration of Microsoft's Silverlight technology. By design, Silverlight enables us to build very rich interactive applications that improve people's experience working with media such as digital photos.


We're proud to announce the release of Slide.Show, a Silverlight 1.0 application open to the public — the source is available on CodePlex. Slide.Show shows off some of the latest Silverlight technologies while also providing an elegant and simple photo sharing user experience.




  • Minimal setup and configuration required to embed in any page
  • Can be sized to fit any design and is even resizable for fluid layouts
  • Full-screen and embedded modes
  • Slideshow data from XML, Flickr, or your own custom provider
  • Auto-playback with multiple transitions (e.g. fade, shape, slide, wipe, etc.)
  • Plug and play with hundreds of color, font, size, position, and behavior options
  • 100% customizable via XML or JavaScript
  • Cross-browser (IE 6/7/8, Firefox 2/3, Safari 2/3 ... PC and Mac)
  • Supports Silverlight 1 and 2
  • Architected for open source extensibility (e.g. object-oriented JavaScript, configuration/data provider model, user controls, modular, commented code, etc.)


The Goods


Slide.Show screenshot - Slide View


Slide.Show screenshot - Album View


  • “I followed the instructions in the Quick Start Guide and had my slide show up and running within about 10 minutes”
    - Mike Swanson
  • “great for professional photographers looking to show off their high quality pictures”
    - Donald Burnett
  • “I just wanted to put a slideshow with some pictures of my dog and my house in the snow on the interweb. The hardest thing was selecting the pictures, putting some cool captions in the data file and waiting while they uploaded.”
    - Slide.Show user
  • ”Great control. Thanks. It took about 30 minutes to set up and have the images pulled from a database.”