I have always been amazed at just how cool the CoolIris PicLens browser addin is. Its really really cool, top drawer in fact. The other day I was wondering if there would be an API or way that I could use this in my own app, after all I could host something in my own HTML page within a WebBrowser control, which itself is hosted inside my own WPF/WinForms app.
I wrote a full article about this over at this url :
And here is a small screen shot of the demo application that I built running (this is WPF, but the article could easily be applied to WinForms).
In the article I talk through the following things
- Flash interaction
- SwiftObject creation
- RSS Media
- Browser Manipulation (shows how to call JavaScrtipt from WPF C# code)
- the msHtml namespace and itâ€™s capabilities
- Mark Of The Web
It is a very small article, but I think it is quite a compelling one, just because PicLens is so awesome.