Silverlight is launched by Microsoft in April 2007. Silverlight is considered as a competitor to Adobes Flash.
Silverlight applications are delivered to browsers in a text-based markup language called XAML. One important difference between Flash and XAML is, Flash is a compiled application where as XAML is text based. Search engines can analyze and index such content, which is a huge benefit for webmasters.
Applications are run as client-side applications without the need to refresh the browser to update the UI. However, because of the built-in .NET framework, Silverlight applications can easily integrate with server-side controls and services
For regular internet users, Silverlight is a browser plug-in that supports video, audio and animations.
Silverlight applications are run as client-side applications without the need to refresh the browser toupdate the UI. However, because of the built-in .NET framework, Silverlight applications can easilyintegrate with server-side controls and services.