Monday, September 29, 2008

Silverlight 2 Release Candidate released

Microsoft recently (09/25/2008) released the much awaited Silverlight 2 RC0 to the public. It has a bunch of bug fixes, three new controls namely ComboBox, ProgressBar and Password Box. It also released MS Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1, MS Expression Blend 2 Service Pack 1 and Silverlight 2 RC0 runtimes for Windows/Mac.

Since there are breaking changes between Silverlight Beta 2 and RC0, MS wanted to give developers time to update their applications and hence the RC0 version can only be used for development as of now and one cannot go live with it until the final released is shipped. This version of RC0 is being termed as Silverlight Developer Runtime edition and is not the final end-user edition.

If you have already converted your Silverlight Beta 2 application to the new RC0 edition, leave me a comment as to how it went and any issues you had. I am doing my upgrade this week. I will have a follow-up regarding my experience soon.

Update: I have completed my upgrade to RC0, and I found couple of breaking changes that were missed in the documentation listed below. If you have found any more, please list them in comments and I will update my posts.

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