It is official - the next version of Silverlight has been previewed today at, the sponsored from Telerik conference, MIX09 and is available for download now.

  

Silverlight just got better - major updates to the runtimes are:

  • offline support
  • validation framework
  • page navigation framework ( much like our own Telerik RadPageNavigation framework)
  • .NET RIA services framework
  • GPU hardware 
  • 3D, GPU acceleration, Animations
  • SaveFileDialog
  • Assembly caching
  • Tools - Blend3 + VisualStudio Tools for Silverlight3

So far the best overview is provided by Tim Heuer - check his blog post about more details on what's new:

If you are not lucky to be part of MIX09 you can watch the keynotes and the sessions live here:

To get started with Silverlight3 check the updated Silverlight.net site

 

We are working actively with the latest Silverlight3 bits, and we will do our best to make the, still hot Q1 bits, Silverlight3 compatible withing the next few days, so you can start exploring the new Silverlight3 features ASAP.

Stay tuned!

PS: If you are at MIX09 and you want to meet with us - drop us a line.

Telerk - a member of WEP and Silverlight insiders


About the Author

Valio Stoychev

Valentin Stoychev (@ValioStoychev) for long has been part of Telerik and worked on almost every UI suite that came out of Telerik. Valio now works as a Product Manager and strives to make every customer a successful customer.

 

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