Using JQuery to embed Silverlight

Embeding Silverlight xaps in a page can be a pain in the ass, it’s very verbose if you try and do it manually. I’m already using JQuery on the Compiled Experience Website so anything where I can use JQuery to simply this would be great.

The best example I’ve found of doing this is on the Silverlight Forums and is a great simple little plugin that lets you embed Silverlight xaps. I’ve modifed the example one slightly (mostly method names). Once you’ve included both JQuery and the plugin js file it’s as simple as this to embed your Silverlight.

$(function () {
  $("#focus-panel").silverlight("../../clientbin/controls.focuspanel.xap", {
    width: 560,
    height: 300