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Silverlight 4 Release Candidate (RC)

Pete Brown - 15 March 2010

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 another.

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 release.

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 release.


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 Silverlight 4.


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.


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posted by Pete Brown on Monday, March 15, 2010
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