Application framework

What is Silverlight?.

Microsoft Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, with features and purposes similar to those of Adobe Flash. Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works.

Maintained by License Type Popular Examples Support Updates Developer Skills
Microsoft proprietary Ultra Mashup Studio Supported for at least one year beyond the next major version release Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Framework
Often Compared to Testing Accessibility Maintained by Repository core ,HTML 5 WebAii Microsoft corporation.

  • Helps you to access .NET type internet files
  • Streams different online videos as well as flash contents
  • It is also used to make Vector Graphics and animations
  • Interaction with file system is restricted.
  • Silverlight does not support the integration of webcam streams.
  • It is not designed for very large applications