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HowTo: use PivotViewer in WPF

PivotViewer is an impressive Silverlight control (see my usage at, however Microsoft never released it for WPF.

One could work arround this by embedding Silverlight in their WPF app using the WebBrowser control and talking to it via the JavaScript Bridge of Silverlight, however they could also embed one of those HTML5 PivotViewer-compatible controls that have surfaced in recent years.

Apart from LobsterPot’s HTML5 PivotViewer and its older free version, for another HTML5 PivotViewer (and also a DeepZoom implementation for HTML5) you could host that comes from former SeaDragon team members at Microsoft and seems to work very well see:

Note that the WebBrowser control uses IE7 or something as HTML engine by default and you need some meta markup at the top of your HTML to tell it to use Edge mode – the latest IE engine that is installed)

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

Collection of Smooth Streaming Video URLs

Here are some Smooth Streaming URLs I found on the Internet that you could use during development to test your smooth streaming players (like those based on SMF).

If you haven’t yet started building your SMF-based player you can try the following URLs here:

Update: you can also try Smooth Stream URLs at ClipFlair Studio Silverlight-based application, turning over its Clip component (using the “Wrench” button on its titlebar) and pasting the Media URL there. Alternatively, you can launch it directly using a URL of the form (this one also features multiple audio streams, director’s comments in english and also english and spanish dialogs) SuperSpeedway_720.ism/Manifest

At the same test server one can also find two audio-only smooth streams: BigBuckBunny_720p.ism/Manifest Elephants_Dream_1024-h264-st-aac.ism/manifest

Also found some (probably) Bollywood movie:

You can use the following search query to search for “.ism/Manifest”:

A good source found is

which seems to be from

Some more URLs (use the unencrypted ones that write CLEAR) are found at:

Font Collection sites (many free)

There are various font collection sites where you can find nice typefaces you can preview and download:

Make sure you check the license for each font you download before using it in some project (some are only free for personal use, others are free for commercial use too).


Also take a trip for lots of artistic stuff that sometimes includes fonts too.


And finally checkout some nice hand-picked thematic font collections that point to FontSpace and other font download sites:

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