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What is the difference between WPF and silver light?

Posted By: dotnetbubbles     Posted Date: November 19, 2010    Points:2   Category :.NET Framework
Hi,

What is the difference between WPF and silver light?


Thanks in advance


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Author: arpita             
Posted Date: November 19, 2010     Points: 5   

Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) are 2 different products from Microsoft, but has lot of overlap. Silverlight is a sub set of WPF in terms of features and functionality.

Silverlight is a Microsoft technology, competing with Adobes Flash and is meant for developing rich browser based internet applications.

WPF is a Microsoft technology meant for developing enhanced graphics applications for desktop platform. In addition, WPF applications can be hosted on web browsers which offers rich graphics features for web applications. Web Browser Appliactions (WBA) developed on WPF technology uses XAML to host user interface for browser applications. XAML stands for eXtended Application Markup Language which is a new declarative programming model from Microsoft. XAML files are hosted as descrete files in the Web server, but are downloaded to the browsers and converted to user interface by the .NET runtime in the client browsers.

WPF runs on .NET runtime and developers can take advantage of the rich .NET Framework and WPF libraries to build really cool windows applications. WPF supports 3-D graphics, complex animations, hardware acceleration etc.

Author: Sadhuryan             
Posted Date: November 19, 2010     Points: 5   

DotNetBubbles,

1. Silverlight is simply a subset of WPF.

2. Silverlight is meant to be used online, while WPF is for local use.

3. You can use Silverlight applications regardless of the operating system you use, while WPF applications are restricted to later versions of the Windows operating system.

4. Silverlight lacks access to local resources, while WPF can utilize local resources.

5. Silverlight only has perspective 3D support, while WPF is capable of full 3D images

Check out these too:

http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/userblogs/runarj/blogView?showComments=true&entry=3366522423
http://www.dotnetspider.com/Silverlight-Tutorial-296.aspx

Attached WhitePaper regarding the same. Look into the attachment


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