Why we use Silverlight Technology to develop Rich Internet Applications?

Silverlight Technology developed by Microsoft incorporates the same functionalities as Adobe flash. It helps integrate graphics, multimedia, animation, and interactivity in one runtime environment. The latest version of the technology was introduced in July 2009. The technology gels well with Microsoft windows as well as Mac operating system.

Why use Silverlight?

High definition video files can be viewed with Silverlight Technology and Microsoft will responsible for transferring these files to the Internet. The transfer of large media files is expensive but Microsoft will still take the trouble to stream Silverlight media files. However, the service will be optional. Streaming done by microsoft will save content distribution network fees for small developers. According to Microsoft, 700 kbps throughput will be reliable and the free distribution of network content will last for a year.

In addition, the applications based on Silverlight Technology are delivered to browser in XAML. The advantage of using XAML is that it is easier for the search engines to find scan XAML than compiled Flash applications. The Flash based applications have an added web code which facilitates the search but adding that means extra work for developers. Even if the web code is added to the application, the result will not be as good. This is because Silverlight Technology helps search engines index the actual application instead of just searching for the keywords.

Lastly, Microsoft is marketing Silverlight Technology along with its live services. It is introducing Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for search engine, Virtual Earth, instant messenger and other services. Microsoft networks and resources will be used to create these services which will be supported by advanced online applications. Silverlight Technology will spearhead the development of Rich Internet Applications because of these reasons.


3 thoughts on “Why we use Silverlight Technology to develop Rich Internet Applications?”

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  2. Hello, I found this blog article while searching for help with fixing Microsoft Silverlight. I have recently changed internet browser from Opera to Internet Explorer 7. After the change I seem to have a issue with loading websites that use Microsoft Silverlight. Everytime I go on a page that requires Microsoft Silverlight, the site crashes and I get a “npctrl.dll” error. I can’t seem to find out how to fix the problem. Any aid getting Microsoft Silverlight to work is very appreciated! Thanks

  3. Well Silverlight Technology helps integrate graphics, multimedia, animation, and interactivity in one runtime environment.I would like to know more about it so i will keep looking around for more such information.

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