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Windows 7: Silverlight 4.0 to be released this month

14 Apr 2010   #1
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Silverlight 4.0 to be released this month

While Adobe has been getting most of the press recently for their 10.1 RC, Microsoft has quietly announced their plans to release the final version of Silverlight 4.0 as early as next week. This major update will provide more fundamental changes than prior iterations, including Google Chrome support, better performance (up to 200% over Silverlight 3), improved with digital signing and sandboxing, and greater control for developers.

Silverlight will also be the primary development environment for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Series platform -- the full programming model, not a mobile version -- so those interested in writing apps for these devices may want to tune in to see what's coming. The company is offering a Windows Phone 7 development toolkit for free, including Silverlight, Expression Blend for Windows Phone and a preview of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express.

The release candidate of Silverlight 4 has been available for since mid-March 2010, with Microsoft releasing the preview code at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. A quick overview of new features can be found here, or you can opt for the gritty details in this technical white paper (Word 2007 format).


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Source: Silverlight 4.0 to be released this month - TechSpot News


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14 Apr 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Its actually being released tomorrow.

@Crispy: Fix your BB tags
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14 Apr 2010   #3
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Don't know how to do that I just copied and pasted it.
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14 Apr 2010   #4
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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14 Apr 2010   #5
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

And yet I continue to have no use for Silverlight. Yes it's powerful, but it doesn't seem to be much of a Flash competitor. And the fact that Youtube has an HTML5 player that doesn't use an flash to play videos (opt-in beta) means Flash is gonna die soon, maybe not altogether, but it's going to replaced with HTML5.
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16 Apr 2010   #6
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

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16 Apr 2010   #7
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
And yet I continue to have no use for Silverlight. Yes it's powerful, but it doesn't seem to be much of a Flash competitor. And the fact that Youtube has an HTML5 player that doesn't use an flash to play videos (opt-in beta) means Flash is gonna die soon, maybe not altogether, but it's going to replaced with HTML5.
While that may be true, Silverlight has the .NET Framework behind it.

Here are some of the improvements in Silverlight 4:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wiki
  • Support for Google's Chrome browser.
  • Web cam and microphone support.
  • Printing support.
  • Full keyboard access while running in full screen mode.
  • Programmatic access to a user's local document folder.
  • Improved mouse support including right button support and mouse wheel support.
  • Elevated trust and support for local Component Object Model (COM) objects.
  • New notification support to display messages to end users.
  • New and enhanced controls such as a RichTextBox and an enhanced DataGrid control.
  • New support for implicit theming of controls.
  • New hosted browser support for rendering HTML inside Silverlight.
  • WCF data layer enhancements.
  • Localization enhancements with bi-directional text.
  • Support for Managed Extensibility Framework.
  • Enhanced data binding support.
  • Enhanced animation effects.
  • Clipboard and drag and drop support.
  • Deep Zoom performance enhancements.
  • Multi-touch support.
  • WCF Rich Internet Application (RIA) Services.
  • Content protection for H.264 and support for playing offline DRM protected media.
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16 Apr 2010   #8
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'm just your average everyday computer user. What does Silverlight mean to me? Is it doing anything as I go about my day to day activites?
Thanks,
Bill
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16 Apr 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
And yet I continue to have no use for Silverlight. Yes it's powerful, but it doesn't seem to be much of a Flash competitor. And the fact that Youtube has an HTML5 player that doesn't use an flash to play videos (opt-in beta) means Flash is gonna die soon, maybe not altogether, but it's going to replaced with HTML5.
While that may be true, Silverlight has the .NET Framework behind it.

Here are some of the improvements in Silverlight 4:


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wiki
  • Support for Google's Chrome browser.
  • Web cam and microphone support.
  • Printing support.
  • Full keyboard access while running in full screen mode.
  • Programmatic access to a user's local document folder.
  • Improved mouse support including right button support and mouse wheel support.
  • Elevated trust and support for local Component Object Model (COM) objects.
  • New notification support to display messages to end users.
  • New and enhanced controls such as a RichTextBox and an enhanced DataGrid control.
  • New support for implicit theming of controls.
  • New hosted browser support for rendering HTML inside Silverlight.
  • WCF data layer enhancements.
  • Localization enhancements with bi-directional text.
  • Support for Managed Extensibility Framework.
  • Enhanced data binding support.
  • Enhanced animation effects.
  • Clipboard and drag and drop support.
  • Deep Zoom performance enhancements.
  • Multi-touch support.
  • WCF Rich Internet Application (RIA) Services.
  • Content protection for H.264 and support for playing offline DRM protected media.
Looks the new Silverlight 4.0 Control Panel lets you able to parameter some of your needs, mentionned up here.
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