What is Silverlight

What is Silverlight

 

Here are some extracts of definitions and core features to get started on Silverlight.

 

Features

(Extracts from official documentation)

 

  • Fast, Cost effective delivery of high quality audio and video to all major browsers and platforms

 

  • In the Silverlight model, designers can build their desired user experience and express this as XAML.

 

  • At the heart of Silverlight is the browser-enhancement module that renders XAML and draws the resulting graphics on the browser surface. It is a small download (under 2 MB) that can be installed when the user hits the site containing the Silverlight content.

 

The Official Definition

 

As per MSDN,

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

 

Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight also supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on Mac OS or Windows.”

 

How can I start developing on Silverlight

 

Silverlight applications can be created using Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend.

 

The Important Links section contains a great resource on various combinations of Developer tools, Designer tools and SDKs.

 

Important Links


Start here to learn Silverlight - Tutorials, Book Chapers, Blogs and more

 

Official Silverlight Website

 

Silverlight on MSDN

 

Getting Started with Silverlight

 

Silverlight Architecture Overview

 

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