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Intermedia offers Silverlight technology on all Windows Web Hosting Plans

The new multimedia technology Microsoft Silverlight (previously known as codename Windows Presentatoin Foundation Everywhere (WPF/E)) allows you to create interactive web pages with integrated streaming video clips and dynamic user menu.

Intermedia web hosting today supports sites created with Silverlight 4.0.It is worth noting that the platform is capable of running major browsers such as internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome. So, it can be used by anyone, regardless of preferences in the choice of OS.Mobile devices, starting with Windows Phone 7 and Symbian (Series 60) phones, are likely to become supported in 2010.

Microsoft Silverlight is a browser plugin that allows you to run applications that contain animation, vector graphics and audio-video clips, which is typical for the RIA (Rich internet application).Version 2.0, released in October 2008, added support for.NET and integration with the IDE. In July 2009 Microsoft has released Silverlight 3 and Microsoft Expression Studio 3. Actual current version now is Silverlight 4.

Silverlight is implemented for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6 and such browsers as internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 1.5+, Safari 3.1+, Google Chrome 3+. In the future it is planned to support Opera, mobile devices, starting with Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian (Series 60), and possibly other platforms.

Silverlight provides a graphics system, similar to the Windows Presentation Foundation, and integrates multimedia, graphics, animation and interactivity in a single software platform. It was designed to work with XAML and Microsoft.NET. XAML is used to mark pages that use vector graphics and animation.The text contained in the annexes Silverlight, is available to search engines because it is not compiled and is available in the form of XAML. Silverlight can also be used to create widgets for Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Silverlight can play back WMV, WMA and MP3 for all supported browsers, without requiring additional components, such as Windows Media Player. Since Windows Media Video 9 is an implementation of standard SMPTE VC-1, Silverlight supports the VC-1 video only inside the container ASF. In addition, the license agreement says VC-1 are allowed to use only for TestimonialPersonal and non-commercial use of a consumer.Silverlight allows you to dynamically load XML and use the DOM to interact with him as as is done in Ajax. Silverlight provides an object Downloader, through which you can download the scripts, media files, etc., if it is necessary to the application. Since version 2.0, program logic can be described in any.NET language, including dynamic programming languages such as Iron Ruby and Iron Python, which in turn are executed in the DLR (Dynamic Library Runtime), and not the CLR (Common Language Runtime).

Silverlight 1.0 is a browser plug-in for handling XAML plus codecs for multimedia playback formats WMV, WMA and MP3. It represents the internal model of the browser DOM, controlled from JavaScript code. XAML language based on XML, so the document that defines the downloadable client user interface – and the text is quite suitable for indexing by search engines. Using the model provided by the DOM, JavaScript to dynamically update content Silverlight, similar to DHTML. You can also invoke methods on managing presentation (start the animation or pause a video, for example).Silverlight application starts by calling Silverlight object from the HTML page that loads the XAML file. XAML file contains an object Canvas, acting substrate for other items.XAML objects can generate events, intercepted from JavaScript.

Silverlight 2.0 was released on 14 October 2008 and included a subset of libraries. NET Framework. In addition, Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 are  available for download, which include: templates for Visual Basic and C#, intelligence and code generators for XAML, debugging of Silverlight applications, web reference support and integration with Expression Blend.

Silverlight 3.0 was released on 10 July 2009. Among the features of the new version there are support for devices with multitouch-interface, supported file formats H.264, AAC and MPEG-4, support for hardware acceleration when using three-dimensional graphics (this allows to exploit the potential of the GPU and lower CPU overhead). The possibility of Silverlight applications are almost limitless, all the missing functionality can be implemented as modules using Silverlight SDK. Now everyone can develop applications for Silverlight /WPF. And you do not need to buy Visual Studio and Microsoft Expression – Express-version for non-commercial use are available at Microsoft.

Silverlight 4.0 was released on 13 April 2010. In this version there are the possibility of transferring video from a client to any Silverlight applications differently than it was organized earlier. In earlier versions of streaming from a client to transmit through the Flash-application or using the program Expression Encoder; video streams transmitted from client to server, and then played with the server application in Silverlight. For live video / audio from a microphone / webcam in the fourth version can already do without Flash, and Expression Encoder.

Intermedia now offers Silverlight technology on all Windows Web Hosting Plans.

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