- Mar 30, 2021 Microsoft advised everyone to stop using Silverlight entirely in 2015, signaling that support for the software would eventually cease. By 2018, less than 0.1% of all websites used Silverlight.
- Microsoft Silverlight is a silver-lined Adobe Flash Player alternative in 2021. It is a great development tool for producing engaging and innovative user experience web and mobile applications. This is a free plugin supported by the.NET framework and compatible with all the leading devices, web browsers, and operating systems.
- The iPhone operating system doesn't natively support Silverlight content, but you can get around this restriction by using a free service called ABYTY. This tool provides on-demand remote access to.
At PDC 2009, Microsoft demonstrated Silverlight video streaming to an iPhone. While Microsoft user experience platform manager Brian Goldfarb said that Microsoft 'worked with Apple' to make it happen, don't expect plug-ins for Mobile Safari to start flooding the App Store. Instead, Microsoft worked to make its IIS7 server software capable of sending an QuickTime-compatible stream to an iPhone embedded with a HTML5
Though Silverlight is more than just a video format—it's more of .NET authoring runtime for web-based applications, much like Flash as become—its media delivery features are what content providers wanted on the iPhone. 'The promise of Silverlight is that it's a cross-device, cross-browser, cross-platform solution, and it works the same on Macs as it does on Windows,' Goldfarb told BetaNews. 'The iPhone is a unique scenario. We talked to our customers...and they said, 'Look, we just need to get our content there, and it's mainly in the media space like broadcasting, and we want to put it on the iPhone.'
What is Silverlight for iPad? Silverlight is a framework for rich internet applications that is similar to Adobe Flash but developed by Microsoft. The focus of Silverlight is to provide the ability to stream media, both video and audio, as well as graphics and games.
The true extent of 'working with Apple,' though, has more to do with making sure the system would work and that Apple didn't disapprove. 'We did all the work,' Goldfarb said. 'We just made sure Apple was comfortable with it. We have to have a strong partnership with our partners, we have to have trust, and that's key.'Advertisement
What Microsoft did was enable IIS Media Services respond to requests from an iPhone and transcode on-demand to H.264 format in an MPEG-2 transport stream, the exact same format used by Apple's proposed HTTP Live Streaming protocol. 'So it's the same IIS smooth streaming content, the same server, the same point of origin, but now I can get that content to play without any code changes, without any real work, on the iPhone,' Goldfarb explained. 'That's the critical thing for our customers.'
Microsoft Silverlight On Iphone
We won't be seeing an Silverlight runtime (nor a Flash one, for that matter) popping up on the iPhone. But content providers already using or considering IIS Media Services won't have to encode video separately or maintain a separate content delivery system for serving their content to the hottest mobile platform. So the real question is, when can I start streaming Netflix to my iPhone?