We have an application portal where a user can logon and launch any of our applications they are authorised for. Currently this is written in ASPX launching Silverlight applications.
We now need to extend this to launch Excel workbooks but also to integrate the launcher with a control application. I would like to do this in Silverlight as that is where our skill set is and I REALLY like the browser deployment method. Silverlight out of browser may be an option (is it still available in SL5) but does that then require a different deployment method.
We have the xap and file locations and we assume the user has access to the network drive the Excel workbook is stored.
The question is whether it is possible for a user to launch Silverlight apps and Excel workbooks from within a Silverlight app.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity