Microsoft Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Has Arrived!

Silverlight 2 beta 2 includes many improved and new features:

  • Visual Basic and C# Project templates

  • Intellisense and code generators for XAML

  • Debugging of Silverlight applications

  • Web reference support

  • WCF Templates

  • Team Build and command line build support

  • Integration with Expression Blend

  • Enhanced Setup with upgrade support 

In particular, it adds several new controls that have been highly sought by developers.

  • Text Input*

  • Controls*

  • Layout*

  • Styles/Templates*

  • Data Binding*

  • Networking (HTTP/S and Sockets)*

Silverlight 2 Beta2 supports a go-live license that allows you to start using and deploying Silverlight 2 for commercial applications. You can download the latest bits at here.

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