What is Silverlight?


  • Silverlight, formerly code-named “WPF/E.“
  • Design & Development sections are separated
  • Provide a rich UI
  • Can Plug into existing environments that deliver Web services over most technologies
  • Silverlight unifies the capabilities of
  • The server,
  • The Web, and
  • The desktop of managed code & dynamic languages,
  • Declarative and Traditional programming,
  • and the power of WPF

Silverlight applications

  • XAML file
  • Difference between Flash and XAML is,
  • Flash is a compiled application
  • XAML is text based.
  • Search engines can analyze and index such content, which is a huge benefit for webmasters
  • Supports video and audio files without need of much programming.

Early Adopters

Some example sites are listed below:

  • World Series of Poker
  • Discovery Channel
  • The Emmys Home Shopping Network (HSN)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
  • Fox XBOX 360
  • Photosynth – uses Silverlight to allow subscribers to instantly watch movies on their PCs or Intel-based Macs.

Web site

Silverlight home page


Silverlight .net community



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