Microsoft Silverlight. Will Jefferson. What is Silverlight?. “Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and business applications for the Web, desktop, and mobile devices.” -- from Microsoft website
“Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and business applications for the Web, desktop, and mobile devices.”
-- from Microsoft website
YES, sort of: DESKTOP means Out of Browser (OOB) (still webish)
Yes, and no… There is a lot of overlap between Flash and Silverlight
Think of Silverlight foremost as a business application builder, but it can do Flash-like stuff too…
Also think of Silverlight as being more of a delivery method than Flash…
Whereas Flash is more like the actual content (often games and advertisements) delivered via the web
Sliverlight is both a web delivery method and a framework for building business oriented RIAs
V2 – Allowed the use of VB.NET and C# and a subset of the .NET framework.
V3 – Additional capabilities for business developers including DataGrid and TreeView controls, various layout panels, and DataForm controls.
V4 – Input functionality such as mouse right-click and mouse scroll wheel support.
V5 – BETA – Additional graphics capabilities and 64 bit processor support.
Much of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
Windows 7 Phone (Tablet)
Some Nokia Phones
Works right out of the box—sort of
Silverlight Download (1)
Silverlight Download (2)
Create the XML file with Q & As
Drop the XML file in the Silverlight Resources Folder
Compile the Silverlight App
XML file is automatically embedded in the XAP!
If you can do ASP.NET, you can do Silverlight
Animation directly in XAML
Funky .CS Code, extra Namespace Declarations
Easy to Publish
Painless if end-user does not have Silverlight PI