Apr 19

Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline.  Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.  Silverlight is also one of the programming models for Windows Phone 7 devices.

Key new features in Silverlight 4 include:

  • Set of forms controls with over 60 customizable, style-able components.
  • Comprehensive printing support.
  • The .NET Common Runtime (CLR) now enables the same compiled code to be run on the desktop and Silverlight without change.
  • Enhanced data-binding support, data grouping/editing, and string formatting within bindings.
  • Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) supports building large composite applications.
  • Silverlight design support in Visual Studio 2010 with drag & drop data-binding, and full IntelliSense.
  • Localization enhancements with Bi-Directional text, Right-to-Left support and complex scripts such as Arabic.

Silverlight Homepage
What’s New in Silverlight 4
Developing for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight

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Article published on April 19, 2010

2 Responses to “Silverlight 4 Released”

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  2. Chad Says:

    I’m curious how many people are using Silverlight? I don’t see many sites using it and I’m just wondering if Microsoft isn’t wasting time and resources investing in Silverlight??

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