Last year at MIX we announced that we were integrating .NET development into Silverlight and today we’ve released a version with .NET support. This is a huge milestone for the team and we’ve been working obscene hours to get it ready. There’s a nice set of other new features in this build as well. Windows Media streaming support. VideoBrush, playlist support, media markers and script commands, support for uncompressing .zip files, improved text rendering, ink support and z-index. One of my favorite new features is the ability to extend the XAML language using managed code. To test this functionality we’ve created a set of controls that you can download and use. You can download the new builds, the controls, a set of new samples and get *way* more information on our new community site Silverlight.net.
Some highlights from the community site:
· Refreshed samples
· Update Quickstarts
· A great set of “How Do I?” videos
· New Silverlight forums
· What’s new in the Silverlight Beta (Includes breaking change information for updating your February CTP samples)
I’m giving a talk about Silverlight media integration on Tuesday but after that I will update all the samples on my blog to work with the Silverlight Beta plug-in. Until then you may see a script error on my blog page.