Silverlight


Silverlight represents an application framework that allows the development of rich internet client applications. It is build on top of a lightweight version of the .NET framework.

Advantages

  • Support for all .NET languages
  • Small redistributable size
  • Common programming model with the .NET Framework

Disadvantages

  • The plugin is not as widespread as Flash
  • It might be difficult to integrate with more complex HTML pages

Components

  • Base Class Library
  • Dynamic Language Runtime
  • CLR Execution Engine
  • Presentation Core

Development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Silverlight Toolkit
  • Microsoft Expression Blend

Versions

  • Silverlight 1.0
  • Silverlight 2.0
  • Silverlight 3.0
  • Silverlight 4.0
  • Silverlight 5.0