About Silverlight

About SilverLight

• It's a cross-browser platform plug in to deliver Rich Internet based Applications.
• It's very similar to Acrobat's FLASH media browser add on.
• It Uses XAML, HTML, and JavaScript to deliver rich multimedia, vector graphics, animations, and interactivity beyond what AJAX can deliver.
• It supports playback of Windows Media video and audio files on PC and Mac with no dependency on Windows Media Player.
• The installation package is less than 2MB.
• The same XAML created for Silverlight can be used in WPF applications with no changes.
• Finally, It's a completely standalone environment; there is no dependency on the .NET Framework on the client/Server , or even on a specific version of the .NET Framework.

SilverLight Features
Widespread browser support: It's work on Windows Vista and Windows XP (in the PC universe) and OS X 10.4.8 or later (in the Mac world). It supports Internet Explorer 6 & above, Firefox, and Safari 2.0.4.
Silverlight doesn't currently work on Linux, the Mono team is creating an open-source Linux implementation of Silverlight, called MoonLight.

Lightweight: It's installation package is less than 2 MB.

2D Drawing: Silverlight provides a rich model for 2D drawing.

Animation: Silverlight has a time-based animation model that lets you define what should happen and how long it should take.

Media: It supports WMA,WMV Files without dependent on Window Media Player.

CLR Services: Silverlight includes a scaled-down version of the CLR, complete with an essential set of core classes, a garbage collector, a JIT (just-in-time) compiler,support for generics, and so on.

Web service interaction : Silverlight applications can call ASP.NET web services (.asmx) or WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) web services.

For more details visit
- Silverlight.net: http://www.silverlight.net
- MSDN Silverlight Dev Center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/silverlight
- Infragistics Silverlight 1.1 Sample Application: http://labs.infragistics.com
- Silverlight 1.0 Intellisense add-in: http://www.codeplex.com/intellisense


Author: Radhu24 Aug 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Nice article...Keep posting such good ones!

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