Not too long ago, at PDC09, we released Silverlight 4 Beta.
Silverlight 4 beta added a ton of new capabilities over what we had
with Silverlight 3. Today, we announced the Release Candidate for
Silverlight 4, bringing Silverlight 4 one step closer to
completion. Congratulations to the product team for all the hard
work they've put in to get us this far. I'm also excited about all
the great applications that you have built, that have helped us get
Silverlight installed on almost 60% of all internet-connected PCs.
You guys are doing some awesome work :)
Silverlight 4 RC now has better support for multiple monitors,
including full-screen on one display while you continue to work on
I put together a brief FAQ for this release of Silverlight 4. As
always, be sure to read the breaking changes and other
documentation that accompanies the release; most of your technical
questions will be answered there.
Here are some common questions and answers about this
Can I go Live with this Release?
The Silverlight 4 Release Candidate (Silverlight 4 RC) is a
developer-only release. There is no end-user runtime. Silverlight 4
RTW is just around the corner. This release is to help you, the
developer and designer, get your application ready for the final
Ok, so when will Silverlight 4 RTW Be Released?
Silverlight 4 RTW will release within a month. (Yay!)
Does this release work with Visual Studio 2010 RC?
Yes, this release is targeted towards Visual Studio 2010 RC.
Is there a compatible version of Blend as well?
Yes, Expression Blend Beta has been released alongside the RC of
Where can I get it?
Visit Silverlight.net and click the "Get Started" tab
to get the latest bits.
Does the RC include Silverlight for Windows Phone?
No. That is a separate download and separate product. Visit Silverlight.net
for more details.