Silverlight 4 beta – Whats New ?

Silverlight 4 Beta

On November 18, 2009, at the Professional Developer’s Conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft Corp. unveiled a Beta version Silverlight 4. This latest version delivers hundreds of features and controls that, when combined with the continued innovation in Microsoft’s world-class tools for designers and developers — Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression Blend – present the leading edge in rapid, powerful application development. With printing support, rich reporting and charting, and integration with back-end systems and server products including Microsoft SharePoint, Silverlight is ready for business.

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It all depends on which part or area you are looking in Silverlight 4 Beta.
To enlist few —>
on Application development side
It has come up with Printing support, new form controls, datagrid copy and paste rows, language localisation
then the new toolkit – which has drag and drop
new VS 2010  design surface
support for google chrome.

on Rich Interactive side  –
Webcam and headphone support
Video conferencing
and many more….. things…..

Things to Note / Take care –

What is the pre-requirement

Ensure that you have Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 or Visual Web Developer Express 2010 Beta 2 installed as it is a prerequisite for developing Silverlight 4 Beta applications using Visual Studio.

For more information refer following link:


Please read the known issue on installing Visual Studio 2010 if you already have the Silverlight 3 SDK installed.


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