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DotNetNuke® Silverlight Traffic Module

At the last Microsoft MVP summit, I was eating lunch with Jeff Paries who I had collaborated with on previous Silverlight projects, but had not met in person until that week. I commented that I had not used the Silverlight gauge he created about a year ago because it was too big.

Earlier this week, he sent me a smaller version and I decided to come up with a project that demonstrated it. I created a simple module that tracks the visitors to a page for the current day and the past hour, and displays the results using Silverlight gauges.

This application is more of an example of what is possible with Silverlight and DotNetNuke rather than it is a practical application. Instead of just showing traffic to the page, the gauges could show more relevant data such as total orders placed, or the number of help desk tickets (there are plans to use this in a future version of http://ADefHelpDesk.com).

It also should be noted that Silverlight applications look better. Attractive applications are important to end users and this sort of attractive interface will be expected by users in the future.

You can get the module and the source code at this link.

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