.NET limitations

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.NET limitations
Laszlo Kocsis

Posts: 1
Joined: 2010-03-16
Is it possible to use advanced .NET techniques in Add-In code? For example, may I use WPF controls or DirectX-based 3D graphics in a side bar? What side effects should one expect?
Posted 16 Mar, 2010 07:38:09 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

Posts: 16089
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hi Laszlo,

When talking about Explorer bars in IE, you should understand that they belong to the IE domain: it creates them, handles windows procedures for them etc. What Add-in Express does for an explorer bar to show up is setting required registry entries etc.

I don't see any restrictions on using WPF or 3D graphics on an explorer bar. I've tested showing a WPF control in IE 8 (Protected Mode) with no problem. I'm sorry, we haven't tested DirectX graphics on explorer bars.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 16 Mar, 2010 12:22:07 Top