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Silverlight 1.0 released

ScottGu just announced the Silverlight 1.0 Release on his blog for Windows and MAC. Silverlight 1.0 is focused on enabling rich media scenarios in a browser. Head over to this blog for more info on this and to see some deployed Silverlight 1.0 examples.

I already jumped on the Silverlight 1.1 train as it features full .NET Language support. The good news are that the MS Silverlight team can completly focus themselves on the v1.1 Release now.

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 released!

You can get the full release here and the smaller Express Edition here.

Some of the new features:

  • VS 2008 Multi-Targeting Support
  • VS 2008 Web Designer and CSS Support
  • ASP.NET AJAX and JavaScript Support
  • Language Improvements and LINQ
  • Data Access Improvements with LINQ to SQL
  • Lots of other improvements

Scott Guthrie added an important note for two things you should do after VS 2008 installation:

1) You should download and run this batch file. This takes only a few seconds to run, and fixes an issue we found earlier this week with the version policy of System.Web.Extensions.dll – which is the assembly that contains ASP.NET AJAX. If you don’t run this batch file, then existing ASP.NET 2.0 projects built with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 and VS 2005 will end up automatically picking up the new version of ASP.NET AJAX that ships in .NET 3.5 Beta2. This will work and run fine – but cause you to inadvertently introduce a .NET 3.5 dependency in the applications you build with VS 2005. Running the batch file will change the version binding policy of the new System.Web.Extensions.dll assembly and ensure that you only use the new .NET 3.5 ASP.NET AJAX version with projects that you are explicitly building for .NET 3.5.

2) If you have ever installed a previous version of “Orcas” or VS 2008 on your machine (either Beta1 or one of the CTP versions), you need to reset your VS 2008 settings after installing Beta2. If you don’t do this, you’ll have an odd set of settings configured (some windows will be in the wrong place), and you’ll potentially see some IDE performance slowness. You can reset your settings by typing “DevEnv /resetsettings” on the command-line against the VS 2008 version.

Also note that this release features a Go-Live Licence, so let’s get ready for VS 2008 deployments 🙂

Visual Studio 2008 Install

View Silverlight Source

Now this is great, I found a Reflector Tool for .NET Silverlight sites on Ernie Booth’s Blog. It acts as a plugin for the well known Reflector of Lutz Roeder.

You just have to fill in the URL and get the assembly, javascript and root Xaml for the Silverlight Page.

Download: Reflector for Silverlight


Prepare yourself for some interesting Silverlight posts in the upcoming weeks, I fell in love with the new Microsoft Technology and would like to quote the following statement:

Nik (a long-time developer) was most impressed by how small Silverlight is (4 MB) and how fast it is (it blows away native Javascript routines – without exaggeration, Ajax looks like a bicycle next to a Ferrari when compared to Silverlight).

I agree, I hope Microsoft is promoting it right and will establish Silverlight as a real Flash enemy in the upcoming months. Samples, Tutorials and of course more information on Silverlight will be posted soon. As of now Silverlight Gold is scheduled for summer 2007.