Just attended a session about Silverlight development using managed code. I’m starting to love Silverlight the more I get to know about it. Some details about the current alpha version.
- Silverlight 1.0
- Managed Code (CLR)
- XAML Extensibility
- User Controls
- Contains sample controls
Some other info
- It has webservices support, so you can grab data from those.
WCF support is on in the roadmap, so although currently unsure, they want it in.
- Asynchronous support.
I’m guessing they’re simply using wsdl.exe to generate proxy classes. Generated proxy classes by wsdl.exe have this in them, but it immediately answered a question from the audience if Silverlight also supported multithreading.
- Basic XML support.
Currently they don’t have XPath or XSD support, but it’s also in the roadmap.
- Linq support
- Someone from the audience asked if sessions could be accessed as well. Of course sessions are server-side and Silverlight runs completely client-side. The cool thing about this is that it’s (sort of) statefull, which is probably one of the reasons I like it so much! 😉
I’m now going to listen to the master; Nikhil Kothari.
More to come, stay tuned!