Microsoft’s Silverlight is a web technology that is used to build Rich Internet Applications and is based on .NET Framework. Silverlight apps can be used as an alternative to Adobe Flash. Â Silverlight supports Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
Silverlight supports data binding with SQL Server, which makes it an ideal choice to build RIA business apps. Silverlight apps are coded in XAML and it works across different operating systems and devices. Silverlight helps to build visually rich consumer experiences with its extensive layouts and styling options, strong data access, and its support for user interaction and high-definition media. Silverlight apps can be built quickly with Microsoft Visual Studio, Expression Studio, and Web Platform.