How does Silverlight compatibility work?

Compatibility is extremely important to Silverlight, so how exactly do we achieve it?  Before we get into that, we need to take a moment to define different types of compatibility. The most important is application compat — if you have a xap written for SL2, it should run unchanged when you run it with the…

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Silverlight security overview paper has been officially published

http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/1/A/A1A80A28-907C-4C6A-8036-782E3792A408/Silverlight Security Overview.docx  (The content hasn’t changed since RC but the formatting & presentation has undergone a facelift courtesy John Allwright) A little background for those who haven’t read the previous versions… There’s a lot of information in MSDN about Silverlight security, but it’s hard to know where to start sometimes. This document tries to…

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Updated security overview for Silverlight 4 RC

[Update: This paper has been published as the Silverlight Security Overview. -Nick] I updated the white security overview white paper for the Silverlight 4 RC release. Biggest change was I’ve added a section on security recommendations for trusted apps. Other than that it was fairly minor edits, a typo here (eg. Assembly.Load -> AssemblyPart.Load), a rephrase there……

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Silverlight 4 RC API listing in one big text file

Here’s the API listing for the Silverlight 4 release candidate (RC).  I included mscorlib.dll this time, as well as a couple DLLs I forgot the last time. For more details about these API listings, see an earlier post. Silverlight-v4rc-all.txt

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Silverlight 3 API listing in one big text file

One of the things we do to keep API quality high in Silverlight is to periodically dump the complete public API set to a text file & run a diff against previous versions to see what’s changed. Figured these “txref” files might be of use to someone else as well.  Two caveats — the printout…

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