Silverlight 1.1 Alpha

I've been pretty quiet lately. Given all the news from Mix about Silverlight, you all have enough to be playing with without more random chatter from me.

Being a CLR developer with no artistic skills whatsoever, I'm a little biased regarding what I'm excited about: The part of Silverlight that I'm personally most excited about is being able to run the managed code from inside a web browser, which comes in the 1.1 release.

In the meantime, you can:

1.  download the 1.1 Silverlight Alpha. The download + install took under 30 seconds for me.

2. You can then visit the gallery and check out some  demos.  There are some neat things there, like the python console in a web page and chess app (put together by Jonathan Keljo).

.NET running in a web browser with friction free deployment. That is so cool.


Being a developer on the CLR Debugging Services, I'm also very excited about the tool support for Silverlight, and what the implications are at the tool API level. That should provide some good blog fodder going forward.

On a related note, Jason Zander talks about the developer's inside story on fitting the CLR for SilverLight.


A quick start for developers is available at

Comments (2)

  1. maxchristian says:

    ".NET running in a web browser with friction free deployment. That is so cool."

    Um, like this you mean?  😉

    (.NET 2.0)

    Silverlight is a wondrous thing nonetheless, we’re going to be using it in a big way.

  2. Adam M. says:

    I was going to try it, but the EULA is lame…

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