Microsoft Silverlight Hosting

Microsoft silverlight hosting

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering rich interactive Web applications. Unfortunately, Microsoft announced that they will cease development of Silverlight in 2013 and will only provide patches and bug fixes until the end-of-life for Silverlight 5 in 2021.

While you may have stopped developing new Silverlight applications, you may still want Silverlight hosting for your legacy apps. We are here for you. Our ASP.NET hosting platform at DiscountASP.NET is Silverlight compatible.

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Key Silverlight 5 Features

  • Variable Speed Playback - Allows video to be played at different speeds and supports fast-forward and rewind.
  • 3D - Use the XNA API on the Windows platform to gain low-level access to the GPU and draw vertex shaders and low-level 3D primitives.
  • Application-Restricted Media - Prevents playback of protected content in unauthorized applications
  • PivotViewer - Support for dynamic client-based collections, XAML-based visuals, and customizability.
  • Save File and Open File Dialog - Specify a default filename when you launch your SaveFileDialog and specify a default directory when you launch your OpenFileDialog.
  • Multicore JIT - Shortens the start-up time for Silverlight applications.
  • Multiple window support - You can launch multiple top-level windows inside a Silverlight application.
  • Full-Trust in-browser - You can deploy in-browser applications that harness the full power of full-trust functionality.
  • Unrestricted File System Access - You can read from and write to any directory on your system, from a full-trust application.

Key Silverlight 4 Features

  • Out of the Browser Support
  • Webcam and Microphone Support - You can now capture source input from the user's audio device or video device.
  • Multicast - The System.Net.Sockets namespace has added support for UDP multicast clients.
  • Printing - You can now print the user interface of a Silverlight application by using the PrintDocument class.
  • Drag and Drop - Silverlight 4 introduces APIs to support drag-and-drop.
  • Clipboard Access - You can get or set Unicode text information to a shared Clipboard object.
  • Full Screen Support - Silverlight now enables applications to remain in full-screen mode when another application is active.
  • Windows Phone Platform Support - Silverlight is now supported on Windows Phone 7 Series in a Community Technology Preview (CTP).

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Key Silverlight 3.0 Features

  • Empowers Richer Experiences - Silverlight 3 includes new 3D graphics, animation features and text improvements that enable designers and developers to create next generation Web visual experiences. These include:
    • Perspective 3D Graphics
    • Pixel Shader effects
    • Themed application support
    • Animation Effects, like spring and bounce
    • Improved text rendering & font support
  • 60+ controls with source code - Silverlight 3 comes with 60+ fully skinnable and customizable out-of-the-box controls such as charting, autocomplete, treeview and datagrid.
  • Deep Linking - Silverlight 3 includes support for deep linking, enabling bookmarking a page within your rich internet application.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Silverlight 3 enables users to solve the SEO-related challenges by utilizing business objects on the server, together with ASP.NET controls and site maps, to automatically mirror database-driven rich internet application (RIA) content into HTML that can be search engine indexed.
  • Out of Browser Capabilities - Silverlight 3 enables users new out of browser experiences, that is the ability to place their favorite Silverlight applications directly onto their PC or Mac, with links on the desktop and start menu—all without the need to download an additional runtime or browser plug-in.

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