what is silverlight ?
Silverlight is powerful yet light-weight platform for developing a cross-browser,cross-platform, network applications that integrates data and services from many sources. Based on new generation technology “RIA”,Rich Internet Application, it is WYSIWYG (providing consistent experience no matter where it runs) , it enables high end UI that helps in enhancing the typical end user experience comapred to traditional Web Application.
Adding to its feature- It is supported by very small download that install in seconds. It streams video and audio at a very high rate, scaling its video quality from mobile devices to desktop browsers to 720p HDTV video modes.
Some links :
. Microsoft Silverlight Main Page ( click here )
. Download link for silverlight Plug-in ( click here)
. All Silverlight Resources / Softwares for the Development environment ( click here)
(step wise procedure to setup environment)
- Note : For minimum setup – One has to have -(dot)netFramework 3.5 (click here) choose Full Redistributable Package + 3.5 Service pack 1 (click here) choose Full Package Note: To download the full package – scroll down the page (No need if you have windows 7, its inbuilt there)
- Visual Studio 2008 Proffesional/Team System/Web Express Edition.(Click here) + VS SP1 (Click here)
- Silverlight 3 tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1. (Click here)( Includes – Silverlight 3 SDK, Silverlight 3 Developer runtime, Silverlight tools for Visual Studio).
- Expression Studio 3 ( Majorly Expression Blend, other options – Expression Encoder, Design, Web, Web SuperViewer) (Click here)
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