The innovative minds over at Identity
Mine have release a beta of Desklighter,
their utility as part of their Blendables product
family to create Silverlight applications that run outside of the browser.
“Desklighter is a windows utility that will create a “Desklight” from Silverlight
xap file. The Desklight is a standalone exe application that renders Silverlight content
that is easily portable and accessible. With Desklighter, you can share your Silverlight
applications without having to worry about the hosting infrastructure. Distribute
your Silverlight content whenever and wherever you need it. The possibilities are
This concept creates a lot of very interesting possibilities, especially in the area
of disconnected applications. Back when I saw how the New York Time created a special
host on the Mac for their Silverlight based Times Reader, I really started to think
about the potential.
With all of this comes many questions about functionality, so I’m curious to see how