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Microsoft has released Silverlight 5

 

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Last week, Microsoft released for download the gold version of Silverlight 5, the latest version of its browser plug-in and Web, desktop and mobile development platform

The version 5 release supports all the same platforms that the previous versions of Silverlight did: Windows, Mac. It also works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.

What is Silverlight?

Silverlight is a development tool for creating interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. This is the Microsoft version of Adobe’s flash.

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Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works. You can download this plug in less than 10 seconds, and is 7MB in size.

New Features

New features in Silverlight 5 include

  • Hardware Decode of H.264 media, which provides a significant performance improvement with decoding of unprotected content using the GPU;
  • Postscript Vector Printing to improve output quality and file size;
  • Improved graphics stack with 3D support that uses the XNA API on the Windows platform to gain low-level access to the GPU for drawing vertex shaders and low-level 3D primitives.
  • Silverlight 5 extends the ‘Trusted Application’ model to the browser for the first time. This model enabled through a group policy registry key and an application certificate, enables users operations so they won’t need to leave the browser to perform complex tasks. Sometimes those tasks include multiple windows support, full trust support in browsers including COM and file system access.
  • It also provides HTML hosting within Silverlight, and P/Invoke support for existing native code to be run directly from Silverlight.

Adobe Flash enthusiasts can have an alternative program to work with. You can find more information about Silverlight on the Microsoft blog on the subject. Recently there was a 10 part blog on the functionality of Silverlight 5.

Silverlight has many Windows 7 functionalities. This just adds more.

Source: Microsoft Silverlight 5

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Microsoft has released Silverlight 5
GGarza
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:43:48 GMT

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