I don’t see a life without Silverlight Controls from hereon

I am using Silverlight controls from last year June from the day one Silverlight 1.0 beta version has been announced by Microsoft.

Now I almost become an addict to the controls and I don’t have words to express my feelings on using such wonderful controls.

Basically if you are hearing first time about Silverlight controls,I think you shouldn’t wait no more to see/use Silverlight controls. Thanks to Microsoft once again.

Ok,Let I will try give you basic understanding about Silverlight controls in this article and will load tons of samples on  the same in my upcoming blogs. I am crazy writer for Silverlightfan.com and you can download more from there as well.

Are you readyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ?

Here we go…..

About a week ago a very smart fellow wrote to me asking for a list of the differences between Silverlight and WPF. I responded saying that I didn’t think such a list existed and (I added) “the list is shrinking all the time.” He immediately picked up on that and asked me if I was hinting that there is a plan to make Silverlight 2 considerably more like WPF.

Answer: I don’t know. And I wouldn’t say (I am really careful about not announcing features until they’re cooked).

Eager to know What Silverlight is all about…read below

Silverlight is a new Web presentation technology that is created to run on a variety of platforms. It enables the creation of rich, visually stunning and interactive experiences that can run everywhere: within browsers and on multiple devices and desktop operating systems (such as the Apple Macintosh). In consistency with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), the presentation technology in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (the Windows programming infrastructure), XAML (eXtensible Application Markup Language) is the foundation of the Silverlight presentation capability.

Did you know what is the next stage of web development :: Yeah its here WEB.NEXT

Silverlight is the next step in evolving the potential user-experience richness in which application developers and designers can present to their clients. It does this by allowing designers to express their creativity and save their work in a format that will work directly on the Web. In the past, a designer would design a Web site and a user experience using tools that provide a rich output, but the developer would have to meet the constraints of the Web platform in being able to deliver them. In the Silverlight model, designers can build their desired user experience and express this as XAML. The XAML can then be incorporated directly by a developer into a Web page using the Silverlight runtime. Thus, the two can work more closely than ever before to provide a rich client user experience.

As XAML is XML, it is text-based, providing a firewall-friendly, easy-to-inspect description of the rich contents. While other technologies—such as Java Applets, ActiveX, and Flash—exist that can be used to deploy richer content than DHTML/CSS/JavaScript, they all send binary content to the browser. This is difficult to audit for security, not to mention difficult to update, as any changes require the entire application to be reinstalled, which is not a user-friendly experience and can lead to stagnation in pages. When Silverlight is used, and a change is needed to the rich content, a new XAML file is generated server-side. The next time the user browses to the page, this XAML is downloaded, and the experience is updated without any reinstallation.

At the heart of Silverlight is the browser-enhancement module that renders XAML and draws the resulting graphics on the browser surface. It is a small download (under 2 MB) that can be installed when the user hits the site containing the Silverlight content. This module exposes the underlying framework of the XAML page to JavaScript developers, so interaction with the content on the page level becomes possible, and thus the developer can, for example, write event handlers, or manipulate the XAML page contents using JavaScript code

So I hope you got enough knowledge of Silverlight so here after straight to practicals in my next blog..

ohhh.you are too late… already a company called www.infragistics.com has created RICH Silverlight tools called ‘faceOUT’ which makes your life simple to have Silverlight controls in your application.

Even Telerik has released Silverlight controls…aaah earth is revolving too fast and you should take the responsible to move fast than earth.

Good Luck Guys…