Edit: Clarified the term quirks mode which Silverlight 4 implements to ensure compatibility with existing Silverlight 3 applications
Silverlight 4 Beta has publicly been among us for over a week now, and the customer I’m currently working for is jumping on the Silverlight 4 bandwagon thanks to its slew of new features. A very legitimate question we had when “porting” his application to Silverlight 4 / Visual Studio 2010 was about the way Silverlight 4 handled backward compatibility for existing Silverlight 3 applications and code. Here is a short brief on the subject :
In order to read AppManifest.xml, just explore the XAP file as if it were a ZIP file.
Note: Neat! My previous post was featured on This Week On Channel 9 !