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Installation Instructions

Aug 13, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Hi,

This looks to be an amazing application and one that I would love to install for our school. However, having downloaded the package I have no idea on how to install it! I'm sorry to ask such a basic question but could you please provide a simple guide to installing on a linux server as an embedded silverlight application?

Apologies again to ask!

Richard

Aug 13, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Hi Richard,

you don't have to install anything to run Live Geometry. Just visit http://livegeometry.com and it will run in your browser. If you have Windows on the client computers at school, you'll need Microsoft Silverlight 4 (it will ask you to install if you don't have it).

On Linux (honestly I haven't tried it myself) a similar browser plugin should work. It is called Moonlight and can be downloaded from here: http://go-mono.com/moonlight/. Once you have Silverlight or Moonlight installed, just visit the website and it should work in the browser.

If you want to build Live Geometry yourself and host your own version on the server, just compile the project, create a .xap file and place it anywhere where it can be downloaded. Then, embed it similar to how http://livegeometry.com embeds the LiveGeometry.xap. View source on http://LiveGeometry.com to see how to embed a .xap file:

<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server" style="height:100%">
    <div id="silverlightControlHost">
        <object data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type="application/x-silverlight-2" width="100%" height="100%">
		  <param name="source" value="LiveGeometry.xap"/>
		  <param name="onError" value="onSilverlightError" />
		  <param name="background" value="white" />
		  <param name="minRuntimeVersion" value="3.0.40624.0" />
		  <param name="autoUpgrade" value="true" />
		  <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149156&v=3.0.40624.0" style="text-decoration:none">
 			  <img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108181" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" style="border-style:none"/>
		  </a>
	    </object><iframe id="_sl_historyFrame" style="visibility:hidden;height:0px;width:0px;border:0px"></iframe></div>
    </form>
</body>

Let me know how it goes at school. Feel free to use this forum for questions and feedback. I'd be really interested how Live Geometry performs "in the field". Also check out http://numeracyworks.com for a more professional, commercial version.

Thanks,

Kirill

Aug 14, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Thanks a lot Kirill,

I am completely new to Silverlight - I can work my way around flash and edit an .fla and export as a .swf - which file do I need to open, and in what software package. to edit it and then compile as a .xap?

Very sorry for the basic questions!

Richard

Aug 15, 2011 at 2:12 AM

To create .xap files you need Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher and a knowledge of C#. You can find more details at http://www.silverlight.net/.

Why don't you want to use the .xap file that I've already compiled? It's at http://livegeometry.com/LiveGeometry.xap.

Aug 15, 2011 at 7:17 AM

Thanks - that looks to be much the simpler solution!

Richard