Preparing for Silverlight 1.0 RC and Beyond

Preparing for Silverlight 1.0 RC and Beyond

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In just a couple of weeks, we'll be ready to publish the Release Candidate of Silverlight 1.0 to the web. We're in the final stages of stabilization as we close in on launch; fixing the last few bugs, doing detailed security penetration testing work, resolving any remaining inconsistencies and completing the last fit and finish work.

As Joe Stegman intimates in his recent blog posting, there are a few breaking changes between the beta and release candidate. Moving forward, the API is stable: there should be no further breaking changes between the release candidate and the final release. If you've already released a Silverlight application today based on the beta, we wanted to give you some advanced warning and ability to prepare for the RC so that your page isn't broken when the release candidate comes out.

To that end, we've prepared a special preview SDK release that contains the following items:

  • A new silverlight.js file that detects both the beta and the RC version;
  • A breaking changes document that highlights differences between the beta and RC;
  • An updated Visual Studio template that demonstrates the correct way to embed the new control;
  • A EULA that governs legal usage of the above items.

Using the above resources, you should be able to fairly quickly convert your Silverlight object across so that it runs on both the beta and the release candidate without change. To be clear, this preview release does not contain the Silverlight 1.0 RC itself; it's a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation in that we want to get sites ready before we release the RC, but it's hard for folk to be sure they're ready until we release the RC! Nevertheless, if you follow the breaking changes advice and update silverlight.js now, you can hopefully get to a point where your code is ready for Silverlight 1.0 RC after a quick smoke test.

Download the preview here.

  • The last editorial I wrote about Visual Studio 2008's multi-targeting support , however as the Launch

  • The last editorial I wrote about Visual Studio 2008's multi-targeting support , however as the Launch

  • There are going to be some breaking changes in the upcoming Silverlight RC. We want to prepare people

  • There are going to be some breaking changes in the upcoming Silverlight RC. We want to prepare people

  • Hi,

    We have developped a video player using the PreviewMedia.js from the Media Encoder 1.0\Templates\.

    Where is it possible to find a version of that script that will work with the RC version?

  • As indicated in a previous post , we're homing in on the launch of Silverlight 1.0, and today marks another

  • As indicated in a previous post , we're homing in on the launch of Silverlight 1.0, and today marks another

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  • Can't say too much about code, programming, that's not my bag - I'm just a dedicated Microsoft Products user, and guess what?  About 04:30 hours today Thursday September 6, 2007 I downloaded and installed Silverlight v.1.02.  Had a couple of incidental problems yesterday with the download, quite possibly linked to my computer's RAID network - however, no big deal - all is cool right now.  Well, let me tell you, that the quality of the video is equal to or surpasses the quality of my HDTV reception.  I wear eye glasses, am Visually_Impaired, but Lo' and Behold - Silverlight took care of my problems - SNAP - POP - and KRACKLE - WOW - what a performance.  Never saw anything like it before, and surely how can anyone TOP THIS ONE?  Impossible, unless 3 dimension - my Hat's OFF - to Microsoft Corporation, the Silverlight Team and all of the partners that supported this exciting, innovating, and brilliant technology.......and, I'm telling the truth.

    Thank you for this opportunity to provide you with feedback.

  • בשבועות הקרובים תשוחרר גרסת RC ל- Silverlight 1.0. על ההבדלים והשינויים שהולכים וקרבים ניתן ללמוד מ הפוסט

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