Well I did say take the code and run with it, and somebody did.
Ian Morrish has taken the webpart, deconstructed it a little and created a version that doesn’t require the whole installation on the server custom webpart thing. Ian’s version uses the Data view webpart to render the various components of the PhotoViewer webpart.
This demonstrates how flexible Sharepoint is with its funky built in parts but also how easy it is to take some Silverlight and have it work in a slightly different manner.
I just want to see how he’s implemented it now.