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  1. Keith Stephens
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    May 2010

    Posted 20 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hello all,

    We have been tasked with the opportunity to start and migrating current web apps to use Silverlight with the Telerik's controls.
    Both of these which are new too me. And we will be using the Telerik's silverlight and controls.

    We will be buying the Telerik's control evetually, but as of now we are using Visual studio 2008 silverlight 3.0 with the free demo of the Telerik's controls.  And with the Telerik's controls they use an MS framework called RIA which for VS 2008 is in beta.

    For the RIA 1.0 Framework release it will use silverlight 4.0, which silverlight 4.0 can not be developed using VS 2008.

    Does Telerik offer a controls suite that we can buy in the furture, that will remain compatable with silverlight 3.0 and the RIA beta release?

    What my worries are is that we buy Telerik's control suite which will use the RIA framework 1.0 which uses silverlight 4.0, and we will force use to upgrade to VS 2010 at the same time.

    Would this be an issue with us?

  2. Hristo
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    408 posts

    Posted 21 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Keith Stephens,

    With Q1 2010 SP1 we have delivered installations for both Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4. We’ll keep the support for Silverlight 3 with full installations until the Q2 2010 release and after that will ship upgrades only with binaries. The binaries for Silverlight 3 will contain only major bug fixes but won’t include new features. This support will be discontinued with our Q3 release when we believe the full adoption of VS 2010 and Silverlight 4 will be completed. The same applies and for the versions of WCF RIA Services - after Q3 2010 we won't support earlier version than RIA Framework 1.0.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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