Microsoft have made public the first beta of Silverlight 3 that allows for out of browser experience (offline Silverlight applications) and also supports hardware accelerated graphics and a ton of other improvements and new features. And as a bonus (which is also very important) you get an application that runs on Windows, Mac and soon Linux (thanks to the Moonlight project). There are rumors in the community that WPF adoption will suffer in favor of Silverlight. What’s for sure is that developers will face a much harder decision now, when they have to decide whether to pick WPF for developing desktop applications.
This of course means a longer life for the WinForms platform. And this comes to no surprise, especially with the existence of tools such as RadControls for WinForms. And if you follow our team’s blog you will know that with the last version (released last week) we brought WinForms a step closer to building immersive WPF-like applications together with more stability and memory footprint optimizations.
Can you guess what technology was used to build the application, a part of which is shown in the video bellow?
Nikolay Diyanov Diyanov is the Product Manager of the Native Mobile UI division at Progress. Delivering outstanding solutions that make developers' lives easier is his passion and the biggest reward in his work. In his spare time, Nikolay enjoys travelling around the world, hiking, sun-bathing and kite-surfing.
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