Sunday, January 18, 2009

An update to the Silverlight chess board

I recently published version 1.1 of my Silverlight chess board with the following new features:

  • Added flip button to show the board from Black's point of view.
  • Added animation when flipping the board.
  • Support keyboard shortcuts page up and page down to switch between games.
  • Added arrows parameter to turn off arrows.
  • Added light and dark parameters to customize board colors.
  • Added a small help screen showing the copyright and keyboard short cuts.
  • Support PGN files with embedded FEN tag for specifying the starting position used for game fragments and solutions to problems or studies.
  • Added flip parameter to flip the board.
  • Here is a sample for the new game fragment support, a little Zugzwang master piece played by an old friend:

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