Friday, February 22, 2008

First Look at Silverlight 2

A preview from Scott Guthrie on what we can expect from the forthcoming beta release of Silverlight 2.
Silverlight is the Microsoft browser plugin for creating Rich Internet Applications, and is scriptable with IronPython. Silverlight 2 was previously known as Silverlight 1.1, and the new release (next month) will include rich controls and APIs including network support and threading. Scott's blog says:

The Beta1 release of Silverlight 2 is 4.3MB in size, and takes 4-10 seconds to install on a machine that doesn't already have it. Once Silverlight 2 is installed you can browse the Web and automatically run rich Silverlight applications within your browser of choice (IE, FireFox, Safari, etc).

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