HELP! Cannot for the life of me get Slide.Show2 to work!

Mar 11, 2009 at 8:24 PM
Edited Mar 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM
SOLVED my own problem:

Apparently, all files must be actively hosted on a web server. They cannot reside simply in a folder on your computer. DOH!

Hope this helps others in the same boat.

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Would any of you lovely people help this sunburned newbie to get the beautiful Slide.Show2 to work??

Here's the scene on my end:

1) ALL files from SlideShow2_Release_2.0.0.0.zip AND SlideShow2_Source_2.0.0.0.zip (except the default.html(s), .jpg, .pdf, .wmv, .doc) are in the SAME folder on my computer's Desktop.

2) My default.html looks like this:
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<html>

<body>
<body class="dark">
  <object type="application/x-silverlight-2" data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," width="640" height="480">
   <param name="background" value="#000" />
   <param name="source" value="Vertigo.SlideShow.xap" />
   <param name="initParams" value="ConfigurationProvider=DarkTheme,DataProvider=XmlDataProvider;Path=Data.xml" />
   <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=124807" style="text-decoration: none;">
   <img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108181" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" style="border-style: none" /></a>
  </object>

</body>

</html>

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3) My data.xml file looks like this:
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<data transition="CrossFadeTransition">

<album
 title="My First Silverlight Album"
 description="First Attempt"
 source="AlbumCover.png">
 
 <slide
  title="Old Chevy"
  description="Old Chevy"
  source="Old_Chevy.jpg"
  thumbnail="sm_Old_Chevy.png" />
 
 <slide
  title="Art"
  description="Some Art"
  source="Art.jpg"
  thumbnail="sm_Art.png" />

</album>
</data>
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All that is returned (I'm using MS Expression Web 2 and IE 7 / Firefox 3) is a BLACK BOX.

What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks in advance,
COOMAR

Mar 31, 2009 at 8:19 PM
I have exactly the same issue (just a black box).  Do I need to download ALL of those .cs files onto my host?  I assumed that everything was somehow already 'built-in' to the Vertigo.SlideShow.xap file.  Is that not correct?

I am running on a Linux host platform.

I've been struggling with this for about 2 weeks!

Thanks, Kevin
Mar 31, 2009 at 9:36 PM
Also solved my own problem.  Needed to add a .htaccess file to the host telling it to deliver the xap file type as described here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2008/03/18/configuring-a-web-server-to-host-silverlight-content.aspx

(& don't need all those cs files)

Good luck!