It is with tremendous pleasure that I can reveal Microsoft Silverlight: our next-generation, cross-platform, cross-browser web client runtime. Silverlight (previously codenamed "WPF/E") is a lightweight subset of XAML for building rich media experiences on the web.
There's lots of material at the NAB virtual press room site, but I thought I'd share my top ten list of reasons why you might want to use Silverlight:
Now that Windows Vista is done, I'll be shifting the focus of my blog slightly - I'll still write just as much about WPF, but I'll also start to write about its web-based little brother, since they both are part of the same continuum and my day-to-day job incorporates both technologies equally. Rich interactive web-based and Windows-based content; it's an exciting time to be a client platform evangelist!
Many of you have heard of WPF/e , or Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere . Well it was just announced
Annoncé en exclusivité à la conférence NAB , le nom final du projet connu sous le nom de code WPF/e est
Microsoft changed the name of WPF/E to Microsoft Silverlight. This has to be the first time I've
WPF/E ganhou seu nome de mercado Silverlight. Como disse em um post anterior precisávamos de um nome
New video brush, what's wrong with the original Video Brush in WPF. Do you mean new to Silverlight?
No Databinding!! That's like C# without classes ! It makes porting code between WPF and Silverlight very difficult. It basically removes the whole MVC architecture.
No templates imply that there won't be any real ItemsControl support either (listboxes etc). If there is then it's going to be really limited and perform like a dog for large lists.
So will no. 10 be the not so secret cross platform mini runtime? I hope this makes it into v.1. I also hope this makes it onto my phone, zune and some future XBOX RIA platform.
Where's the Linux download?
No Linux = not cross platform.
Will there be Linux client support like Flashplayer?
What about Solaris and *BSD ?
No Linux = not cross platform
I would say more:
No open source = not cross platform
If this is wmv only then "a platform-neutral way to handle all your movie files" only holds true if all of your movie files are wmv - I don't have a single one on my hard drive (unless there are some tucked away in the system folders being used for stuff built into Windows)
So unless this also works with other video formats I'm decidedly unexcited
I won't use it unless there is a Linux client. Compatibility should be top priority.
Tim Sneath : It is with tremendous pleasure that I can reveal Microsoft Silverlight : our next-generation,
Well, the cat is out of the bag ! "WPF/E" now has a real name: Microsoft Silverlight . There's a lot
Amazing. Cross-platform compatible usually means that it can handle Windows and Macintosh at minimum (and should also include Linux). They even claim Mac compatibility. Too bad the demo video won't play on my Mac; neither inline in the Web page nor if I download the stand-alone file.
Tragic. Microsoft loses .00001% of the user community, which detests them anyway, by not supporting Silverlight on Linux. I love how MSFT treats those particular losers for what they are. Obviously MSFT could support Linux as the code already runs on unix. HAHAHA, boohoo it isn't open source, boohoo MSFT doesn't love us. When will they ever tire of barking at the moon?
#10 Is open source.