Beginning with Map Suite 18.104.22.168, we have extended the reach of our Silverlight client to utilize the Out-Of-Browser (OOB) feature. This allows you to launch Silverlight applications either disconnected or connected without the browser as the container. At the moment, this functionality is still in beta and is available only through the Map Suite daily builds. We expect to move to a final release of this feature in Map Suite 6.0, due out in Q2 2012.
- To run application in out-of-browser mode, you have to right-click the project and show the "Project Properties" window, then select "Enable running application out of the browser". You must also click the button labeled "Out-of-Browser Settings..." and make sure the item "Require elevated trust when running outside the browser" is selected.
- To make sure the ServerLayerOverlay works properly in out-of-browser mode, the property "ConnectorHost" URL of the ServerLayerOverlay must be set. This represents the URL of the page that is hosting the SilverlightMapConnector.
To try the new Out-Of-Browser beta functionality, you will need to download the latest daily build for Map Suite Silverlight Edition. For more about where to get the daily builds and how to use them, please see our Map Suite Daily Builds Guide on the ThinkGeo Wiki.