Silverlight v1.0 RC is Almost Here


We’ve been working like mad to get Silverlight v1.0 ready to ship.  We’ve improved perf, added a small set of features and fixed over 600 bugs since the MIX ’07 beta was released.  The RC will be publically available very soon, but to prepare, Tim Sneath has posted a preview release of the RC SDK that my team put together.  This .zip file not only contains the newest silverlight.js and Visual Studio templates, but it also has the doc containing breaking changes and what’s new since the beta.  What is new since the beta you ask?


 



  • New “root” property on Content. Enables access to the root element of the XAML DOM.

  • New “Tag” property on UIElement Enables user storage on every Silverlight UIElement.

  • New MediaElement APIs for selecting different audio streams out of a file with multiple audio tracks. See the AudioSteamCount and AudioStreamIndex properties.

  • Improved media performance: optimized assembly instructions for the video decode.  Applies to both Windows and OS X

  • Media script commands encoded in a separate stream in the video file will now raise the MediaElement’s MarkerReached event


Comments (7)

  1. swildermuth says:

    Any word on whether Markers will now work in RC1?  The Marker support in Beta was broken and was announced on the Forums that they were revamping the Marker support in the release.

  2. Michael Harsh says:

    Shawn, we’ve fixed media markers so that they now work when coming from a live stream.  

    – mike

  3. sherwinds says:

    is there any chance that the controls available in a asp.net or flash (e.g. textbox, dropdown, etc.) can be available in silverlight?

  4. vik20000in says:

    Any Idea if the new release will support Windows 2000 server? Need that very badly to start working on it!

  5. Michael Harsh says:

    "is there any chance that the controls available in a asp.net or flash (e.g. textbox, dropdown, etc.) can be available in silverlight?"

    >> Yes, these controls will be available as part of Silverlight v1.1.

  6. Michael Harsh says:

    "Any Idea if the new release will support Windows 2000 server? Need that very badly to start working on it!"

    >>> Silverlight v1.0 does not support Windows 2000 server, but Silverlight v1.1 will support Windows 2000.