This report displays usage data for the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. The report is broken down by the version of Microsoft Silverlight
that is supported. This is very important information for web developers and designers to consider when implementing Silverlight
on web sites. This is due to the fact that there are discrepancies between support for various things like video, audio and other functionality
between the different versions of Silverlight. We only list versions that have amassed at least
0.1% of the market share during the selected time period.
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Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features such as animation, vector graphics and audio-video playback that characterise rich Internet applications. Version 2.0, released October 2008, brings additional interactivity features and support for .NET languages and development tools. It is compatible with multiple web browser products used on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Mobile devices, starting with Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian (Series 60) phones, will also be supported. A third-party free software implementation named Moonlight is under development to bring compatible functionality to GNU/Linux.
Pro Silverlight 5 in C# 4th Ed
iProgrammer / 8/23/13
When it was released Microsoft stated that at least 12 months notice will be given of end of support for Silverlight - so it is still a product that hasn't come to the end of the line and is still widely used so having an up-to-date version of a comprehensive reference ...
Choosing the best strategy for Silverlight developers
TechTarget / 8/21/13
Silverlight has not gone away, but Microsoft is investing more attention in this emerging Web standard, and has advocated various steps developers can take to transition their existing Silverlight applications to HTML5. In 2011, Bob Muglia, president of the ...
Silverlight XAML loading fails right out of the gate.
GameDev.net / 7/17/13
When I first tried to start a new Silverlight project, I was told I needed to install a fresh copy of Silverlight. I had to uninstall Silverlight as well as my versions of the Silverlight SDK. After uninstalling and reinstalling (now I have Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.20513.0 ...
Silverlight is on its way out for Netflix
Kioskea / 6/27/13
Netflix has decided to swap out Silverlight for HTML5. They have been working alongside Microsoft's Internet Explorer team to work on a new extension to replace the plugin Silverlight. Silverlight and other plugins like it do not always work very well on mobile ...
Netflix Finally Dumps Silverlight For HTML5
Gizmodo UK / 6/27/13
Those using the newly released Windows 8.1 Preview to stream Netflix titles are in for a treat, as the movie and TV site has dropped the requirement to use the Silverlight plugin to power its streams on PC in favour of HTML5. ... The move to HTML5 comes thanks to Microsoft implementing Media Foundation APIs to handle GPU hardware acceleration within Windows, Encrypted Media Extensions to handle the DRM demands and the Web Cryptography API inside Internet Explorer for secure encryption and decryption ...
Netflix ditches Silverlight with support for HTML5 video in IE11
The Next Web / 6/26/13
Netflix today announced that it has finally taken the first step towards ditching Silverlight for HTML5, largely thanks to Microsoft, no less. The company has been working closely with the Internet Explorer team to implement its proposed “Premium Video ...
C# Developer UX WPF Silverlight HTML 5
Here Is The City / 6/22/13
IT / Infrastructure. C# Developer UX WPF Silverlight HTML 5 ... This role is the ideal position for developers who are interested in the latest Microsoft technologies and take a keen interest in the latest development frameworks. You need to have excellent UI ...
Multi-Touch Behaviors Package for Windows Phone and Silverlight Now ...
InfoQ.com / 6/21/13
Multi-Touch Behaviors is a set of Expression Blend behaviors for the development of Windows Phone 8, Silverlight and WPF applications with gesture behaviors and manipulations to generic XAML elements, which is similar to that of the ScatterView control. In order ... Multi-Touch Behaviors package has been developed by Davide Zordan, Microsoft MVP who is also a Software Developer and includes WPF samples which demonstrates the usage of Multi-Touch manipulation capabilities such as Gestures and Inertia.