How to get rid from annoying IE warning when you debug a Silverlight application

When you try to open a local file, Internet Explorer displays the following warning: "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer.Click here for options…".


You may run blocked file (application) by right click on the warning bar ,but doing this every time is very annoying. Especially when you debug Silverlight applications.  To disable the warning go to Tools->Internet Options and in opened dialog choose “Advanced”,then  check the fallowing option “Allow active content to run in files in My Computer*” as shown in the screenshot below.Then press “OK” and restart the browser .


Note: This trick can be useful when you open local XML or JS file

Weekly developer links – 1

  • – The goal of this project is to provide a common debugging symbols and sources server for the most popular open source projects in the .NET ecosphere: NHibernate, Castle, Log4Net, C5, NInject and many other.
  • FluentPath – FluentPath implements a modern wrapper around System.IO, using modern patterns such as fluent APIs and Lambdas.By using FluentPath instead of System.IO, you’ll be able to chain calls and act on sets of files as if they were individual files.
  • .NET Screen Scraping in depth – Everything you need to know about screen scraping, from simply pulling down a page to more complex issues like submitting forms and cookies. Here you will learn how to use the WebClient and HttpWebresponse classes and which is better for what task
  • Free Silverlight controls, components & tools – to help making your websites brighter collected by WebResourcesDepot.

Explore Silverlight project hierarchy with Silverlight Spy 2

Use the built-in browser to navigate to a web page. Silverlight Spy will automatically pick up any Silverlight application embedded in the page and display it in the XAML Explorer. The XAML Explorer presents the UI element structure of a Silverlight application. Explore the structure and view and edit the details of the selected UI element in the Details pane.







  • Convenient XAML UI element explorer
  • XAML object property grid allows for getting and settings object property values
  • Regeneration of XAML based on the UI element structure
  • Statistics of used objects
  • Statistics of used resources (images, video, fonts, etc.)
  • UI element preview
  • Extensive search
  • Event Monitor
  • XAP package inspection
  • HTTP monitor


Download Silverlight Spy 2


Note: You must download and register(regsvr32) csexwb2 component before installing Silverlight Spy 2

String Format – Online Silverlight Reference

My coworker wrote a interesting silverlight tool ,which allows to you test and play with string formatting syntax.Or you can use it as a interactive online reference when you deal with strings and localization.



Check out string format tool



Interesting Silverlight Blog

I found very interesting blog related to development games in Silverlight .I have listed a few posts from the blog that can help you to deeply understand how to develop a  simple Silverlight game.

Technorati tags: silverlight, blogging, dotnet

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