RadControls for Silverlight among the first to support open source and .NET platforms to deliver RIAs in any environment
WALTHAM, MA, February 16, 2011 - Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, today announced that its award-winning product RadControls for Silverlight fully supports the preview of Moonlight™ 4 , an open source Linux* implementation of Microsoft* Silverlight*, which was announced February 15 by the Mono® Project, an open-source initiative sponsored by Novell. Telerik’s RadControls for Silverlight user interface (UI) components is among the first commercial UI suites to go cross-platform and allows developers to build rich .NET applications in a Linux environment. With the release of the Moonlight™ 4 preview and RadControls for Silverlight support for it, Linux users gain access to the latest Silverlight content and also to the advantages of the latest features of Silverlight on all platforms.
“Telerik and Moonlight offer users a powerful development combination,” said Joseph Hill, product manager for the Mono Platform at Novell. “By extending rich media application development to Linux, Telerik customers have greater flexibility and control to build quick and cost-effective applications for Silverlight.”
“Telerik’s decision to work with Novell to extend the capabilities of RadControls for Silverlight over other platforms is in direct response to customer feedback, and our very successful experience with support of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX for Mono in 2009,” said Nikolay Atanassov, Product Manager at Telerik. “We are constantly working to help software development teams be more productive and deliver rich applications faster and more efficiently. We are very excited that the preview of Moonlight 4 and RadControls for Silverlight support for it will bring RIAs to Linux.”
Linux developers can now leverage the Silverlight 3 APIs and numerous Silverlight 4 APIs, including support for the H.264 video codec, hardware acceleration of graphics rendering using the GPU, 3-D transformation and pixel shaders. The preview of Moonlight 4 also extends web browser support to Google Chrome and contains numerous performance and memory management improvements. RadControls for Silverlight support for the preview of Moonlight 4 grants access to Linux developers to the leading Silverlight UI toolset for building line-of-business applications. Furthermore, developers can benefit from the suite’s powerful data visualization capabilities, versatile controls customization capabilities and outstanding performance.