Silverlight 5 Beta Available for Download

Silverlight 5 was unveiled recently by Microsoft during the MIX11 conference in Las Vegas. Some of the exciting new features highlighted were:
  • XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging
  • Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse
  • Double (and multi) click support
  • GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API
  • Low-latency sound effects and WAV support
  • Real operating system windows and multi-display support
  • Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more
Here are some important links:

Silverlight 5 Beta Tools for Visual Studio SP1
Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5
Silverlight 5 Features Document
Silverlight 5 Beta Developer Runtime for Windows
Silverlight 5 Beta Developer Runtime for Mac
Silverlight 5 Beta SDK
WCF RIA Services for Silverlight 5 Beta
Silverlight 5 Beta Overview (Video)

About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, Developer Technologies MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) is the founder and contributor for DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Chief Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also authored two Books - 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

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