Silverlight 2.0 RTM? Silverlight vNext


By my reckoning we are due for Silverlight 2.0 RTM sometime shortly given that beta 2 was released in June. Having played with beta 2 I still think Microsoft has some way to go to catch Adobe. Specifically I think they need to consider the following for vNext:

  • More controls – at a mininum the equivalent controls that are available in Flex 3 e.g accordian
  • Full commanding support
  • Better parity with WPF
    • Triggers
    • Richer data-binding
    • 3D support
    • Bitmap Effects
    • FlowDocument
    • Better rendering control (e.g. WPF SnapsToDevicePixel)
  • A sensible push service in IIS, not this silly polling implementation! Think Lightstream, Liberator…..
  • DataGrid and LINQ select anonymous types in your queries support

Interesting Silverlight reading:

Off-topic stuff:

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~ by mdavey on August 28, 2008.

One Response to “Silverlight 2.0 RTM? Silverlight vNext”

  1. In the Scott Guthrie blog it is mentioned that there will be a Release candidate (RC) before the final release

    http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/06/06/silverlight-2-beta2-released.aspx

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