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Silverlight 1.0

Cross-Browser Support for Firefox, IE, Safari

Cross-Platform Support for Windows and Mac (and Linux through the Moonlight Project)

2D Vector Animation/Graphics

AJAX Support

HTML DOM Integration

HTTP Networking

Canvas Layout Support

JavaScript Support

Silverlight ASP.NET Controls (asp:media, asp:xaml)

XAML Parser (based on WPF)

Media – 720P High Definition (HD) Video

Media – Audio/Video Support (VC-1, WMV, WMA, MP3)

Media – Image Support (JPG, PNG)

Media Markers

Windows Media Server Support

Submitted By: Anonymous | Created On: 7/15/2009 9:18:11 AM

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Silverlight 2.0

Silverlight 1.0 features + below features Support for Visual Basic.NET and C#; Common Language Runtime (CLR) based languages
Support for IronPython, IronRuby, Managed JScript, and other Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) based languages
Rich Core Framework (e.g. Generics, collections)
Layout controls including StackPanel and Grid
Full suite of Controls (TextBox, RadioButton, Slider, Calendar, DatePicker, DataGrid, ListBox, TabControl, and others)
Managed Control Framework
Templating Model
Visual State Manager
Isolated Storage
Deep Zoom Technology
Media – DRM Powered by PlayReady
Media - Windows Media Audio 10 Professional support
Media - MediaStreamSource for managed code media file parser and protocol extensibility
High quality resizing
Media - Basic SSPL Support
Cross Domain Network Access
Easy access to server-side data via Web Services
Direct access to TCP sockets
Interoperability with SOAP and REST services, including support for XML, JSON, RSS and Atom data formats
LINQ (including LINQ to XML, LINQ to JSON, and LINQ to Entities)
Duplex communications (“push” from Server to Silverlight client)
Data Binding
ADO.NET Data Services
Managed HTML Bridge
Managed Exception Handling
.NET Framework Security Enforcement
Type Safety Verification
Enhanced Keyboard Input Support
File Upload Support (via WebClient API)
WPF Compatibility
Remote Debugging (PC and Mac)

Submitted By: Anonymous | Created On: 7/15/2009 9:22:38 AM

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Silverlight 3

Silverlight 1 + Silverlight 2 + below features

Out of Browser
Network Status (Offline)
Pixel Shader Effects
Bitmap API
Theming at runtime
Enhanced Control Skinning
Accessibility - System Colors
Bitmap caching
Perspective 3D
GPU Hardware Acceleration (for video and bitmaps)
Text Animation
H.264 Support
Raw A/V Support
File Save Dialog
DockPanel, WrapPanel, Viewbox
Local Fonts
Element to Element Binding
Local Connection
Binary XML
Component Caching (share resources across apps)
Scene caches (to Bitmap)

Submitted By: Anonymous | Created On: 7/15/2009 10:30:41 AM

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