What is silverlight?

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What is silverlight?

On the Internet, this concept is often mentioned in conjunction with the word �plugin�. What is Microsoft Silverlight and what is it like? As you know, a plugin is a specialized module that connects to the main program. Thus it expands its possibilities. In this case, the Silverlight plugin can be connected to the browser installed in the operating systems: Linux, MacOS, Windows. That is, it has a unique versatility.


Silverlight was developed on the .NET Framework. But this is not a simple plugin, but a rather powerful platform that allows you to create applications and other products for use on the Internet. With the help of the plugin, you can view the results of these developments on the browser. These are mainly multimedia materials: high-performance videos, web applications and the like. That's what Silverlight is for. If the sites are not displayed in the full version, then most likely, such a plugin must be installed.


Why did this plugin become so popular with users? First, it is completely free. Secondly, it takes a fairly small amount - about four megabytes.Third, it is easy to install and is compatible with many operating systems.


In addition, Silverlight has some features that deserve attention, such as: the ability to expand formats, the possibility of 3-D projections, extra-browser work.

Using Silverlight, the user can see a high quality image, despite the speed of the Internet signal and the configuration of the computer used. And non-browser work involves the use of a local computer outside the network connection.

In general, Silverlight includes more than sixty new and high-quality controls, including Sketch Flow, Deep Zoom, Pivot Viewer and many others. All this allows you to reach new levels of communication with customers in the network.