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Announcing Silverlight 3! SL3 Post Index

Pete Brown - 18 March 2009

For those of you watching the agenda for MIX09, the announcement of Silverlight 3 probably didn’t come as a huge surprise. However, I bet hardly anyone expected the enormous number of new features that have been announced for Silverlight 3. Here are just a few of the new features along with links to my posts covering them:

Core Application Platform Features

  • Offline and Out of Browser Support
  • New RIA Business Applications Framework (this is the realization of the stuff Jamie Cool demonstrated at the PDC and I’ve been showing at various locations in the Mid-Atlantic area). This includes navigation, data validation, rules, service plumbing, data binding, forms, and more. This is one of the biggest parts of the new Silverlight 3 release, and you can be sure that I and others will be talking about it more.
  • UI Element to element binding


Graphics and Animation

Styling and Themes

  • Cascaded/based-on styles
  • Resettable styles (no more restriction on setting styles only once!)
  • Merged resource dictionaries

There’s much more including networking enhancements, text enhancements, compression, deep zoom and more.

Kudos to the Silverlight team for getting such an amazing amount of functionality out and ready for Beta for MIX09. I’m also super impressed with the effort they put into engaging members of the community to solicit feedback, evaluate features and test the various builds leading up to 3.

posted by Pete Brown on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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