Right-Clicking in Silverlight 2 — A Refinement


 

First, don’t require the user to write the Javascript every time.  Instead let the Silverlight code execute the javascript that includes the necessary browser functionality.

Second, instead of sending events around, or passing arguments through your user controls, use reflection to find the controls that care about right-clicks.  This is the fun part.  There exists a neat little static method called VisualTreeHelper.FindElementsInHostCoordinates().  You pass it the mouse coordinates, and it returns a list of all of the controls that occupy space at that point.  Then, just find any controls that implement the interface IRightClickable and call the method.

Right-Clicking in Silverlight 2 — A Refinement

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