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Silverlight Downloads

Silverlight delivers the richest set of capabilities available to developers today through a Web‐browser plug‐in. Silverlight 5 makes further advances in media, 3d visualization and application development and user experience, adding over 40 new features. The Silverlight 5 Release provides developers their first opportunity to start exploring these new capabilities.

 

Silverlight 5

Silverlight 5 Toolkit

The Silverlight 5 toolkit, downloadable from CodePlex, adds additional features to Silverlight, including the 3d project templates.

 

Silverlight 5 Tools for Visual Studio 2010

The typical developer install consists of the Silverlight 5 Tools (this package), the Silverlight 5 Toolkit, and optionally Expression Blend.

 

Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5

If you've strugged with hand-coding animations, control templates, styling, or other things in XAML, try out Expression Blend.

 

Silverlight for Windows Phone

The Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit provides includes open source code, samples and docs, plus design-time support for the Windows Phone platform as well as the Silverlight browser plugin.

 

Related Documentation

Silverlight 5 SDK

The Silverlight 5 SDK is included in the tools installation, but also included here for convenience.

 

Silverlight 5 Features Document

This package contains the MSDN developer documentation for Silverlight 5.

 

Silverlight 5 Breaking Changes

Breaking changes from Silverlight 4 and information on quirks mode and how it enables you to run existing SL4 applications on 5 without issues.

 

Silverlight Release History

History of the different versions of Silverlight including features and release dates going back to Silverlight 1.