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Silverlight 4 - What's new


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Silverlight 4 - What's new

  1. 1. Silverlight 4 -What’s new?<br />Mahesh Krishnan<br />
  2. 2. Agenda – What’s new?<br />A bit of history<br />All the new bits:<br />Developer Tools<br />Better UI/UX support<br />More help for writing Business Apps<br />More OOB features<br />
  3. 3. Silverlight History<br />Silverlight 1<br />Cross browser/Cross platform<br />High quality video/audio<br />AJAX<br />Silverlight 2<br />Write managed code<br />Rich UI control library and better UX<br />Deep zoom<br />Good Network support<br />
  4. 4. Silverlight History (Contd)<br />Silverlight 3<br />Out of Browser<br />GPU Acceleration<br />Behaviors<br />Perspective transforms<br />Pixel shaders<br />Silverlight toolkit<br />
  5. 5. Silverlight 4 Changes<br />
  6. 6. Tooling Support<br />Visual Studio 2010 provides better developer experience<br />Better design surface experience<br />Better XAML Intellisense<br />Drag drop databinding<br />Expression Blend 4<br />Lots and lots of new stuff (too much to list here)<br />
  7. 7. Tooling Support<br />Demo<br />
  8. 8. UI/UX Changes<br />Implicit styles<br />New controls (RichTextEditBox, ViewBox, etc)<br />Drag/drop support<br />Mouse right click/mouse wheel support<br />Full screen keyboard support<br />DataGrid enhancements<br />ICommand support<br />
  9. 9. UI/UX Features<br />Demo<br />
  10. 10. Support for Business Apps<br />Printing support<br />WCF RIA Services<br />Clipboard support<br />Enhanced Internationalization/Localization<br />MEF support<br />Enhanced data binding<br />
  11. 11. Printing support<br />Demo<br />
  12. 12. Out of Browser/Elevated Trust<br />Support for Trusted Applications<br />Render HTML within Silverlight (WebBrowser control)<br />Support for Toast notifications<br />Access local file system (with some restrictions)<br />COM support<br />Cross domain network calls<br />
  13. 13. OOB/Elevated Privileges<br />Demo<br />
  14. 14. Media Related Features<br />Webcam and Microphone support<br />Local recording<br />Support for higher quality audio/video<br />Media playback restrictions and content protection<br />
  15. 15. Webcam<br />Demo<br />
  16. 16. Summary<br />Silverlight 4 contains number of new enhancements:<br />Better UI/UX support<br />Better support for writing Business Apps<br />More Out of Browser features<br />Media related changes<br />
  17. 17. Shameless plug<br />Twitter: <br />@MaheshKrishnan<br />Blog: <br /><br />