Tip/Trick: Supporting Full Screen Mode with Silverlight
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by Scott Guthrie
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Walkthrough the Simple Full Screen Mode Code

The code to implement the above sample is pretty simple. 

To begin with we can open and edit the root .XAML file for the application, and add a UI element to it that we want to use to trigger the full-screen mode.  In the sample above I used a <TextBlock> control that I named "MyMessage".  Below is all of the XAML for the entire application:

Figure 3

The below screen-shot shows the code-behind for the .XAML file above - and contains all of the code for the entire application:

Figure 4

Within the application's Page_Loaded() event handler above I am wiring up two event handlers: 

MyMessage_MouseLeftButtonDown - This event handler will execute anytime a user clicks on the TextBlock message control I added into my XAML file.  Within this event handler I'm simply toggling the BrowserHost.IsFullScreen property to true or false depending on whether or not it is already in full screen mode.

BrowserHost_FullScreenChange - This event handler will execute anytime Silverlight switches between full screen and browser mode.  It provides a good place to add logic to update the UI when this happens.  In the example above I am changing the text on the TextBlock control.  I could also have optionally resized controls and/or moved them around the screen to new coordinate positions. Currently the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha doesn't have layout manager support, so controls won't automatically re-position unless you write code to manage this yourself (don't worry - layout manager controls for Silverlight like in the desktop WPF version are coming). 

In addition to the IsFullScreen property, BrowserHost class has a number of additional properties and events that are very useful:

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The ActualHeight and ActualWidth properties are particularly useful to lookup the screen dimensions when you switch into full-screen mode - which you can then use when positioning and scaling your UI controls on the page.

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Name: ryanb58
Date: 2007-07-25 5:33:59 PM
cool it works great

thanks P.S. Wrigt Back ha

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