Updated Silverlight Samples and Yet More RC Bits

Now that the API-complete RC releases of Silverlight have been out for a couple of weeks, most developers have moved their Silverlight-based applications over to the new build. Here's an updated list of 50+ samples and applications that run on the Release Candidate builds:

2D Physics Engine, Amazon Search Visualization, Ant Attack, AOL Social Mail Gadget, Beatboxing, Bubble Factory, Bubblemark, Color Picker, Comic Book Viewer, Destroy All Invaders, Digger, Discovery Channel Never Miss TV, DotNetNuke Video Module, Dr Popper, EuroJobWeb, Flowers-For-You, Glyph Map, GOA WinForms Demo, Grand Piano, Infragistics Controls Demo, InkPresenter, JavaScript / .NET Chess, JellyGraph, Khet, Laugh-o-Sphere, Layout Controls, Line Graph, Major League Baseball, Michael’s Journal, Monotone, Nibbles Tutorials, Office Ribbon, Popfly, Python Console, Reflection Builder, Reflector for Silverlight, ReMIX07 Tokyo, Roxio Buzz, Silverlight Airlines Demo, Silverlight Chess Game Replay, Silverlight Mind Map, Silverlight Pad, Silverlight Rocks, SilverNibbles, Skinkers LiveStation, Sprawl, Surface Prototype, Telerik RadControls 3D Cube, Vertigo Flight Simulator, XPS Viewer, Zero Gravity

I know of a number of applications that are held back for the launch, but you'll see in the above list a growing list of big names starting to add Silverlight support, including AOL, Discovery Channel and Major League Baseball. If you've got a working sample or website that you want to see featured, please feel free to add it to the comments section of this mail.

imageIn other Silverlight news, we've issued another update: RC3 is build 1.0.20806.0. If you right-click on any Silverlight application and choose the "Silverlight Configuration" menu, you'll see the screen shown here, which you can use to check whether you're running the latest version or not. 

One important thing to note: if you're running the 1.1 builds (as I'm sure most developers are), we don't auto-update your machine. Since you're on the "development" fork, we require you to manually update your machine (simply run the install from the link here and your machine will get the latest bits). The current 1.1 bits are v1.1.20806.0 (the build number matches, just the major and minor version numbers are different).

Lastly, we've noted a few issues with ASX playlists. Next week's build will fix those - stay tuned... If you spot any other bugs, please report them in the forums or the comments section of this blog, and we'll try and repro. We're very nearly done now, and then onward to 1.1!

Comments (20)

  1. Aaron Tinling says:

    A little feedback for the Silverlight team…

    That About Box dialog looks rather plain and clunky (it doesn’t even use XP or Vista theme styles correctly). For a product promising compelling new web experiences, that should be seen as damaging to the brand promise…if not embarassing. As a designer I cringe a little to be saying this, but MAKE IT PRETTY.


  2. Tim blogs Silverlight RC2 almost with us! Also click here to see more examples built in Silverlight…

  3. Hi Tim,

    I found a breaking change that I do not believe is mentioned in the SDK that was causing me problems when migrating my samples.  I mention the breaking change here: http://cornucopia30.blogspot.com/2007/08/silverlight-10-beta-1-to-rc1-breaking.html

  4. vasudev says:

    Thanks for providing this new list.

    I am not able to update Silverlight to new version. My version is 1.0.20724.0 and it it did not auto update, but asks would you like to install the update from MS site, and when said yes, gives an error message taking to Silverlight help page.

    Also having Silverlight 1.0 RC beta installed, my favorite game zero gravity doesn’t play. I get the button ‘get silverlight alpha’ So I think it runs only on 1.1. But it has been listed in your list to run on RC

  5. Garry Trinder says:

    . . . and don’t forget Postmix: Videos from Remix Australia – http://blogs.msdn.com/postmixau/

  6. After downloading all the new Microsoft tools I told you about on August 1st, I was a bit confused about how best to set up for Silverlight development. It was clear to me that Visual Studio 2008 beta 2, the Silverlight Alpha add-ins for Visual Studio

  7. WynApse says:

    Silverlight Cream for August 9, 2007

  8. Ben Hayat says:

    Hi Tim;

    What are the plans for supporting LINQ and data binding in SL and what time frames are we looking at?



  9. Voici quelques liens qui vous seront utiles si vous travaillez avec Silverlight 1.0, dont la version

  10. Voici quelques liens qui vous seront utiles si vous travaillez avec Silverlight 1.0, dont la version

  11. Test says:

    Now that the API-complete RC releases of Silverlight have been out for a couple of weeks, most developers

  12. chauey says:

    Once Silverlight 1.1 actually ships, would there be any good reason to develop a Silverlight 1.0 app? I’m assuming any Silverlight 1.0 app would be easily updated to 1.1 with a <5MB download.. any reason to not use .NET and use script instead? Rare case?

  13. chauey says:

    Some of these samples are 1.1 and will not run under the RC because the RC is only 1.0 for now, the 1.1 is alpha.. correct?

  14. Jetzt wo die API von Silverlight 1.0 mit dem RC fest ist, spriessen immer mehr Anwendungen aus dem Boden

  15. Hello Tim,

    Nice roundup. I’ve created a very simple application for experimenting with IronPython and Silverlight.

    It is a simple ‘Web IDE’ allowing you to execute blocks of IronPython code (a bit like the DLR Console but more friendly for executing code snippets).

    The URL is:


    You can download the project files (which makes a good example ‘minimal’ IronPython Silverlight project) from:


    Example code to play with:

    Playing Video

    Using Embedded Resources


    The OpenFileDialog





    Formatting IronPython Exception Messages


    Requires Alpha 1 Refresh.

    All the best,

    Michael Foord

  16. Wenn man Silverlight Installiert hat findet man auf der MSDN Seite, eine Vorschau der Channel9 Videos. Auf der Seite von Tim Sneath hab ich eine Liste mit Silverlight Samples gefunden. Quelle: Tim Sneath : Updated Silverlight Samples and

  17. G says:

    Please, please add the ability to turn off aliasing on the Silverlight canvas – the aliased fonts in all of the demos look light crap!

  18. Sanjay Prasad says:

    Hi Tim I have silverlight installed in my pc but the update is not working. Is it to do anything with the processor speed ?My pc is pentium 3 930 mhz processor ,i had downloaded the update from microsoft site.

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