1.1 is a revolutionary browser plug-in that allows developers to create
rich web pages. Like Adobe Flash, Silverlight supports event handling,
two-dimensional drawing, video playback, and animations. Unlike Flash,
Silverlight is tailored to .NET developers. Most impressively, Silverlight
1.1 applications can execute pure C# code.
most exciting part of Silverlight is its cross-platform support. When
Silverlight 1.1 is released, it will support a range of modern web
browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari), and it
will run on a variety of operating systems (including Windows, Mac OS X,
and Linux). Essentially, Silverlight 1.1 will be a scaled-down,
browser-hosted version of .NET.
Silverlight 1.1 is still a long way from release, it's already generating
more interest than
new Microsoft technology since .NET 1.0. Silverlight and ASP.NET
Revealed provides a valuable preview that explores the alpha release
of Silverlight 1.1. In it, you'll examine how you can integrate
Silverlight content in an ASP.NET application, and you'll get a head start
on Microsoft's next great innovation.