Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight


What is NESL ?

A set of libraries for Silverlight developers that allow them to access some really cool features of Windows 7 from their Silverlight applications.

  • Take advantage of sensors like accelerometers, light sensors, compasses, GPS etc.
  • Access content from connected portable devices like music players and digital cameras.
  • Capture and create video from webcams and screen output
  • Use speech recognition and text to speech capabilities.
  • Integrate with the Windows 7 taskbar (Jump Lists, Icon Overlays, Taskbar Progress etc.)
  • And more…

What is in NESL ?

  • A set of native runtime libraries and a paired set of Silverlight libraries
  • Developer Guide(coming soon!!) and API documentation

  • Video Travel Journal – Concept video recording application that illustrates video and screen capture, portable device access, Windows 7 taskbar integration, Bing Maps integration and Facebook upload.


  • Where’s Teddy ? – An animated children’s story book that illustrates speech recognition, text to speech, sensors (accelerometer and light sensor)


  • Source Code – All Silverlight libraries and sample applications are supplied with source code.

Where can you find it ?


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