Sunday, February 1, 2009

Microsoft Silverlight 3 features

According to Silverlight Development Team Leader, Scott Guthrie, the next Silverlight release is planned for 2009. The new Silverlight 3 will bring in a lot of new features and cool stuff. Here is a small list of the most important new features.

Silverlight 3 major features

  • New media enhancements (including H.264 video support)
  • Major graphics improvements (including 3D support and GPU hardware acceleration)
  • Application development improvements (including richer data-binding support and additional controls)
  • The possibility for a Silverlight 3 application to run outside the browser

Visual Studio 2010 support for Silverlight 3

Also, according to the same source, Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express will also support a fully editable and interactive designer for Silverlight 3, and add tool support for data-binding. kick it on

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