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Silverlight 5 is finally out but it’s still in beta. Silverlight is a Microsoft platform for creating rich Internet applications on the web. Silverlight 5 takes over Silverlight 4 with 40+ improvements including dramatic video quality and performance improvements.

The top features of Silverlight 5 beta are:

  • XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging
  • Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse
  • Double (and multi) click support
  • GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API
  • Low-latency sound effects and WAV support
  • Real operating system windows and multi-display support
  • Significant performance improvements, fixes and much more

Silverlight 5 can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center [27.1MB].

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