Microsoft Silverlight

SilverlightŪ powers engaging, interactive user experiences wherever the web works. SilverlightŪ is a powerful development platform for creating rich media applications and business applications for the Web, desktop, and mobile devices.


Based on the Microsoft .NET framework, the free SilverlightŪ plug-in works across multiple browsers, devices and operating systems to bring new interactivity to the Web. With extensive layout and styling options, powerful communication protocols, robust data access, and support for user interaction and high-definition media, SilverlightŪ helps create fast, smooth and visually rich customer experiences. SilverlightŪ applications can be developed quickly with the Microsoft Web Platform, Visual Studio, and Expression Studio.


Build on Microsoft's industrial-strength application development tools and a platform that promotes stability, scalability, reliability, and performance. Create cross-platform applications that are accessible, secure, and discoverable by search engines through all major browsers on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. Extend browser experiences to the desktop and devices with innovative tools, servers and frameworks.