Xbox Friend Watch: Silverlight Vista Sidebar Gadget

October 30th, 2007 by Avatar X Leave a reply »

Adam Kinney is a Microsoft Developer that works in community projects that initially made a Silverlight Vista Sidebar Gadget to follow his closest friends in Xbox Live while in the frenzy of playing Halo 3 so he could know when there could be a good match at hand to be had.

it worked so well that he decided to release it and now you can enjoy a very stylish Vista Gadget that will continue to be improved so you can track your closest five friends at xbox live, support for more friends along many things more are planed so it will be a gadget to watch for


If you want to know more in detail and see it work, you can also watch a video demo of it at Channel 9

For it to work just be sure to have Silverlight 1.0 installed.

Xbox Friends Watch: a Sidebar Gadget using Silverlight


If you already have moved to Silverlight 2 beta 1 and noted the gadget stopped working, well i got good news for you all, the gadget has been updated, you can find the update here:

Xbox Friends Watch – v1.2 (with silverlight 2 beta 1 support)

There is also a indication to resolve a possible resolution bug, so read Adam post.

Special thanks to Dovella for the heads up.


  1. Dovella says:

    not work in SIlverlight 2

  2. Avatar says:


    thanks for the heads up, i will look into it.

  3. Avatar says:


    post has been updated.

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