Download the latest release, extract and add
MarkHeath.StarRating.dll as a reference to your Silverlight project.
Alternatively, you can use nuget to automatically add a reference (TODO: not yet complete).
To use the star rating on a XAML page, you'll need to reference the namespace:
Using the StarRating Control
Here's the XAML for the StarRatingControl at its default size. If you change the size, the stars will grow or shrink to fit the desired area (while maintaining their aspect ratio)
<star:StarRatingControl Width="170" Height="35" />
If you want to customise the colours used by the control you can do so.
<star:StarRatingControl Width="170" Height="35"
StarOutlineBrush="#C00000" StarFillBrush="#FF8080" UnselectedStarFillBrush="#FFE0E0"
HoverOutlineBrush="#0000C0" HoverFillBrush="#8080FF" UnselectedHoverFillBrush="#E0E0FF" />
StarOutlineBrush is used for the the star outlines and
StarFillBrush is used to fill selected stars. The equivalents for when the mouse is hovering over the control to select a different rating are
HoverFillBrush and HoverOutlineBrush. You can also specify an
UnselectedStarFillBrush and UnselectedHoverFillBrush
to give a fill to stars that have not been selected. You can also adjust the appearance of the star outlines by setting the
StrokeThickness and StrokeLineJoin properties (defaults are 2.0 and Round).
If you want to simply display a rating, but not allow the user to edit it, you set
IsEnabled to false. The selected rating can also be set in XAML using the
Rating property. Each star represents 2 rating points, so a rating of 7 is three and a half stars.
<star:StarRatingControl Width="170" Height="35" Rating="7" IsEnabled="False" />