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What is Microsoft Silverlight?

Microsoft's Silverlight is a development tool.

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What is Microsoft Silverlight?

Microsoft's Silverlight is a development tool.

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Kiel Knisely | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
Our application that we sell uses Silverlight as its web front end. That application is core to our business. The organization sells, deploys, and maintains this application. We have been developing in Silverlight for almost 10 years at this point and it is now deprecated
  • Provided features not regularly avaible in I.E
  • No longer being supported
  • No upkeep with ria services
  • Be nice to work in a modern browser
No suited for future development. Only useful if maintaining legecy application
  • Web based
  • Out of browser support
  • Plugin with 3rd parties such as telerik
  • Negative that the application is no longer supported
  • Impact to delivery of new features
  • Customer dissatisfaction
We picked silverlight 10 years ago because html 5 wasn't feature rich yet. We thought Microsoft was going to support for longer. Unfortunately html 5 became feature rich and silverlight got deprecated. At the time it provided features a normal browser could not
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
We use Microsoft Silverlight company-wide. The product is necessary for our UPS shipping portal. With multiple locations and 200+ remote users, UPS is critical to getting company equipment to where it needs to go and we couldn't print our labels or use the portal without Microsoft Silverlight.
  • Silverlight interprets XAML directly
  • Take your .NET code cross-platform
  • Third-party component vendors are already well on with Silverlight add-ons
  • No support for the popular H.264 video codec
  • Another effort to promote proprietary technology rather than open standards
  • Silverlight is a browser-only solution
The Silverlight plug-in means developers can target a single, consistent runtime for browser-based apps, rather than working with the complexity of multiple browsers in different versions. You also get video and multimedia effects that are hard or impossible with pure HTML and JavaScript, though Adobe Systems' Flash has the same advantages.
  • Allows us to print shipping labels with ease, saving time and money!
  • Allows users to navigate the UPS shipping campus.
  • Due to shipping restrictions in some areas, having options available to ship, made possible by Silverlight, is crucial!
Microsoft Silverlight allows more adaptability and it integrates well with our products across the company. Adobe Flash crashes or doesn't work with our shipping campus.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Silverlight is used in several units in my company. It's one of the best tools when you need to quickly prepare a web application. There's no need to use JavaScript anymore for client side actions/visualizations. The reason why it's not more popular is that Microsoft decided to discontinue Silverlight and is only supporting it until 2020.
  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
  • Cient side office support
  • Additional controls
We use it for almost all kinds of applications. It's not important if the app is small or big. It's good for DB connections, SOA architecture, office files transformations. The good thing is that it's client side, so we don't have to waste our server resources but can use the client's computer for business and visualization layer.
  • Quick development - low cost
  • Quick development - quick implementation
  • Quick development - easy for scrum development
There's no need to connect ASP.NET with JavaScript to get what they both can give us. Without Silverlight we always needed to merge sync and async technologies in order to achieve a nice and responsive GUI in web applications. We can only hope that Microsoft will go back to Silverlight instead of HTML 5 and JavaScript.
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Zubair Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
We currently use Microsoft Silverlight for our Mediasite website. Mediasite is an online portal to upload recorded lectures for medical students. It enhances video playback and optimizes the streaming which was a very problematic issue with our previous software. Currently it is only used on campus and within the medical school and not clinical sites.
  • Reliable
  • Dependable
  • Innovative
  • Creative
  • Sometimes crashes
  • Video recording functionality would be ideal
The most important question to ask about is compatibility. First you must ensure that it works well with your current operating software and hardware especially crossover to Mac systems. Secondly, it works best for content housed on internal servers as opposed to off a remote server which requires connectivity which can be an issue
  • Increased lecture delivery
  • Improved academic experience
  • Less A/V tech support and delay
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