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    109 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    SuperDre commented  · 

    Still dead as a doornail.. Microsoft isn't going to release another version, so it's no real use to port silverlight any further.. And let's not forget, silverlight is a subset and some differences to the 'normal' .NET framework..
    Moonlight (the linux port) has been dead from quite some time, and I don't see them picking that up where they left off, as they have a commercial engine now..

    SuperDre commented  · 

    @Sten2005: Even though I want a new VB6, stop spamming everywhere...

    SuperDre commented  · 

    @Bernd Krekeler: if only it was 'write once, run everywhere', that was during the time when they were still working on moonlight, but now, it won't run on that many platforms anymore.. Windows x86/x64 only, not RT, not Windows phone (at least not the latest versions), not linux, not android, not iOS, not MacOS (ok some parts of Silverlight might work on MacOS, but not everything)..
    But I feel for you guys, I still want MS to resume VB6...

    SuperDre commented  · 

    Well, there already is an opensource version called moonlight, so if you really want silverlight (and multiplatform)_why not get the latest version of moonlight and continue on getting it up to the latest version of silverlight, (even MS supported moonlight with documentation) but the original developers abandoned it as MS already abandoned silverlight 2 years ago..
    Since Silverlight is single platform (it also doesn't run on MS own Windows RT), it isn't really interesting to see it continue.. But I understand why people want continued support for silverlight, as I still want continued support for Visual Basic 6 which is even more widely used as silverlight ever was, but MS still isn't going to opensource that one or continue support on that one, so don't count on MS opensourcing silverlight or continueing support..
    good luck..

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