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
I'd either like to see Silverlight open-sourced or see Microsoft release a new version based on Mono/Xamarin. The new version would be able to run on Windows, WinPhone, iOS, or Android. Ideally, you would define the UI in XAML and use PCL's for any custom code.
Silverlight is the best. There isn't good alternative.
HTML5 isn't cross browser compatible. It was not enough 20 years to make HTML cross browser compatible.
Cliff Strass commented
I have not found a better BI web application tool than Silverlight. And from the comments I see here there is none to be found. Please continue to develop and support Silverlight (including on the RT platform).
Last year I spent one of my day on a Windows 8 presentation day (for developers).
Microsoft guys advised don't create WinRT apps in C#. If you want to create good Metro apps, then use C++.
Most of the visitors (about 1500 developer) said, these MS guys are idiots!
Microsoft ask us to invest lots of money and time into their technology, and after same years they betray us.
Microsoft kill Surface too, when they kill Silverlight.
Go for Silverlight 6!
Clas Onnebrink commented
Why not merge moonlight and silverlight to silverlight 6 which runs on Linux,apple etc. too?
Markus Haron commented
Same situation here. My customers love Silverlight! The most important feature for our users is that it is working on Windows and Mac too. Simple users are using windows, managers are using Mac.
It is not problem, that it is not working on all browser. It is toally enough if it is working on 1-2 browser.
I need Silverlight back!
We love Silverlight. Releasing our web app of 4 years now and our users love it. Bring On SL 6!!
For LOB on the web there is no better thing than Silverlight.
Silverlight is the best technology.
Arron Nelson commented
I am a HTML5 developer. HTML5 development is a NIGHTMARE! HTML5 based on old primitive HTML, so it will never be enough good. It is almost impossible to create a complex site, which look same on all browser (possible if you have enough money and you want to waste it).
Same problem with SVG. I created an SVG application. It is working on Iphone, Android, Chrome but hyper super IE10 & IE11 crash from it.
As a developer it hate HTML5, and I do not want to work with it.
Silverlight need to continue as leader for LOB not as RIA
in RIA domain the is no place to Silverlight any more
but in LOB there is no comparable platforme
Look, you guys are blaming Microsoft for something that is completely outside of their control. They could release Silverlight 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and it still wouldn't change anything.
The entire concept of RIA containers is dead. That means not just Silverlight but Flash and JavaFX as well. Silverlight may be technically superior, but it is totally at the mercy of web browsers *that were not written by Microsoft* -- web browsers that are becoming increasingly unwilling to support it. Microsoft aren't killing Silverlight at all -- if anything, they're keeping it on life support as long as possible by promoting it as a solution for LOB applications.
Vince Hale commented
There is a really big problems at Microsoft if they are killing such a good and popular technology. Its time to give away my MSFT shares...
HTML5&js will never be the solution for every think
yes using silverlight in web apps makes no sence any more
but as LOB Developper HTML&JS is bainfull SL level is anreachable we need more SL
after all google came to minde that html&js stell in need for that the create native client API take look
Simon Renner commented
Google force Microsoft into HTML5, while Google started to develop its own Silverlight alternative.
Silverlight still is the best!
Morten Mertner commented
I wish I could downvote this suggestion!
Bernd Hammann commented
I need Silverlight!!!
Tom White commented
If Microsoft force me to develop HTML5+js ****, then I will never buy any Microsoft development tools in the future. Currently I am an MSDN subscriber, and pay lots of money for it.
Please continue your great work on Silverlight. It provides a more solid and feature rich development platform than HTML5 and will do so for at least the next 3-5 years.