Please do work on Silverlight next version. I feel Silverlight is great tool which has best in cross development web experience. Although you guys are spending time on HTML5 and other stuffs, but I feel it takes years to bring HTML 5 is not flexible enough like Silverlight.
One more thing, as a Silverlight developer it was only my chance to replace flash from my projects, but as you guys stopped working on it; I feel that I wasted my time in learning Silverlight.
Do start working on Silverlight, Only this will get you back in increasing footprints in website business
Until windows 8 gets into corporate world and becomes mature and accepted (maybe in 5 years), there is nothing's out there that can do what silverlight can do for LOB Applications. The problem is that we can not wait stand still for 5 years. We need to develop rich LOB apps now.
@Anon "other XAML technologies" don't run on Mac. If you want an application based on XAML, for Windows and Mac users, Silverlight is the only way to get it done, I think.
Before IE10 I probably would have voted for this, however after using IE10 (which for me is faster than all other browsers) I feel MS are going in the right direction of being add on free. The skills you have learn with SL are there still and can be applied using other XAML technologies but as for the plug in era, I think it is time to say good bye to it and move on.
MS will obviously support SL for years to come as for future versions I doubt there will be any but not sure
Great! Let's see if we can bring the vote above 2000 and more
I am developing LOB apps on SL since last 3 years and I would love to develop more energetic web apps using SL so my first vote goes to SL second vote goes to SL and third vote goes to SL but ...........?
Don't ask people to down vote this. If u don't like SL, good luck using other technologies and please leave people decide what they want.
LOB web based apps choices are Flex,Silverlight.
I Like Silverlight!
MS wants me to write on HTML5 + JS... Now I have to do more to achieve the same. Then why do I need MS?
I want Silverlight next!
Murat Karaevli commented
ATIF right corner at the photo you can see " Names in italics are unofficial" the timeline and roadmap is authors
Silverlight 6 is coming on next year don't worry guys
Thao Le commented
Please continue working on SL. My Application has 7000 clients and 20 000 users. How can I support those users with out using SL. We had the issue with ASP.Net after release the app and rewrite it using SL. It's working fine until now. User need to enter 1500 fields to complete their work. How can I do it with HTML5 and JS?
it would be great if Microsoft remove restriction to install client silverlight plugin then Silverlight can be occupy more market.
I Agree , improve Silverlight more better and efficient, i am very optimistic that SL can do much more better then HTML 5. and good thing if we tune SL then WPF also take care by this,
one more thing if Microsoft remove restriction to install client silverlight plugin then Silverlight can be occupy more market.
we need Silverlight on WinRT.
i like silverlight. silverlight is best
Ricardo Ildefonso commented
It is great to program using SL. It is intuitive, elegant and very productive. This is right what a enterprise need.
Microsoft have to upgrade SL, improving some libs, fixing some annoying, and put it on Linux and iOS browser.
Silverlight is one XAML-UI host. Others are WinRT, Windows Phone 8, and WPF.
What makes silverlight work well is its cross-platform capabilites when delivering LOB apps. It is many times more productive than something like Flex, and works in scenerios where you need a richer interface than HTML5. It enables a better client/server scenerio because HTML is not cut out for many LOB and administration functions, and an app requires a full deployment scenerio for each OS, desktop, etc.
With silverlight, you can offer advanced interfaces to clients without the headache. It makes a great companion to HTML5 applications and other app platforms. I do not see anything else being produced by Microsoft or anyone else that fits the place that Silverlight currently does.
Silverlight's only weakness is in marketing. It tried to be a "flash killer", so people thought they already had flash and did not need it... even though it has capabilities even in animation that are improved over flash. Then, it was marketed as a "media player", something that HTML5 does just fine. It was never marketed right at as an app/deployment platform, enabling new scenarios that neither flash nor HTML5 support.
Not quite to the integration of a native app platform, but it is not for that scenerio.
Silverlight is needed for the area it is good in, and needs to be supported as such.