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Export for Silverlight

Expression Studio 1.0

Exporting for Microsoft Silverlight gives you the best browser experience in terms of loading times and smoothness of image panning and zooming, but compositions exported for Silverlight can be viewed only on computers that have Silverlight installed. If you want to share your composition with people who may not have Silverlight installed, you can instead choose to export for Seadragon Ajax. For more information, see Export for Seadragon Ajax.

For more information about Deep Zoom in Silverlight, see Silverlight on MSDN Dd409093.xtlink_newWindow(en-us,Expression.10).png.

When you export your composition for Silverlight as a collection of images, you may want to be able to use a lot of Deep Zoom functionality, such as panning, zooming, linking both internally and externally, and using menus and slide shows. Alternatively, you may want less functionality for your collection. You can use templates to determine the kind and amount of functionality that will be available in your exported collection.

Deep Zoom Composer has five different templates you can use when you export your composition:

  1. Expression Blend 3 + Source   Use this template when you want to use another application, such as Microsoft Expression Blend or Microsoft Visual Studio, to add functionality to your Deep Zoom Composer collection. With this template, you can easily modify properties in another application without directly modifying the code.

    For more information, see the Microsoft Expression Blend User Guide.

  2. Deep Zoom Classic + Source   Use this template when you want to be able to pan and zoom your images, but you don't want any additional functionality.

  3. Deep Zoom Navigation (default)   Use this template when you want to use the full range of Deep Zoom Composer functionality, including panning, zooming, internal and external linking, menus, slide shows, and tracking page usage. This template is selected by default.

  4. Empty Project + Source   Use this template when you don't want any Deep Zoom functionality, but you do want Deep Zoom Composer to create a directory structure for your collection that another application, such as Expression Blend, will easily be able to use to modify your collection.

  5. Tag Browser   Use this template when you want to filter your collection by the tags that you added in Deep Zoom Composer, or when you want to arrange large numbers of images on the fly.

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If you don't want to use one of the templates that come with Deep Zoom Composer, you can also create your own templates and import them into Deep Zoom Composer.

NoteNote

If you have set a visibility limit for any image or hotspot in your project, you must export your composition as a composition, and not as a collection. Therefore, you won't be able to specify a template other than Deep Zoom Navigation (default).

To export for Silverlight

  1. In the Export workspace, in the Settings panel, under Output type box, choose Silverlight Deep Zoom.

  2. In the Name box, type a name for your exported composition.

  3. In the Location box, type the location for your exported composition, or click Browse to browse to the location you want.

  4. In the Image settings box, choose whether to export your composition as a composition or as a collection. You can also choose the image format and the quality you want, or you can use the default settings.

    NoteNote

    If you want to arrange and manipulate your imported images after export, and you skipped the step of arranging images in the Compose workspace, export your project as a collection.

  5. Click Export.

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    You can preview your composition by clicking the Preview button in the Export workspace.

To export using a template

  1. In the Export workspace, in the Settings panel, under Output type, choose Silverlight Deep Zoom.

  2. Select Export as a collection (multiple images).

  3. In the Export workspace, in the Templates drop-down list, choose the template that you want to use to export your composition.

  4. Adjust your Image settings as necessary.

  5. Click Export.

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    You can preview your composition by clicking the Preview button in the Export workspace.

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