Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive applications for many screens across the Web, desktop, and mobile devices.
Microsoft Silverlight is a web application framework that provides functionalities similar to those in Adobe Flash, integrating multimedia, graphics, animations and interactivity into a single runtime environment.
Silverlight 5 continues the pace of rapid innovation, building on Silverlight 4’s capabilities in the areas of rich applications and premium media experiences. With over 40 new features, the Silverlight 5 beta highlights dramatic video quality and performance improvements, as well as new capabilities that improve developer productivity.
Features Of Silverlight 5 Beta :-
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