Many times it happen that you visit Microsoft site and try to watch any video but receive a error saying You Needs To Install Microsoft Siverlight.

Then you download it and install it and restart your browser to watch that video,So do you know basically what is Silverlight??

Lets us tell you what is it

What Is Microsoft Silverlight?

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 provides a retained mode graphics system and integrates multimedia, graphics, animations and interactivity into a single runtime environment.

Microsoft Silverlight is capable with following :-

  • Windows
  • Mac OSX
  • Windows Mobile 7
  • Symbian 60

Capable With Which Browser?

You may refer the following chart to know which browser is capable with Silverlight and which is not

Which Is The Latest Version?

Microsoft has released the Silverlight 4 on April 15 2010.The full build in number of latest version is 4.0.50524.0.

You may download Silverlight 4 from belows link:-

Download Link For Windows

Download Link For Mac OSX

What is There For Linux?

Silverlight supports Windows and Mac OSX,So if you are using Linux Or any other open source OS then you may use MOONLIGHT,Moonlight is an open source implementation of Microsoft Silverlight for Unix systems. With Moonlight you can access videos, applications and content created for Silverlight on Linux.

You can download it from HERE

How To Uninsatll It?

In some mails readers had asked me HOW TO UNINSTALL SILVERLIGHT ?

You can simply uninstall it via your Control Panel => Add And Remove