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What is the difference between Silverlight 1 and Silverlight 2?

Posted By :Sasi Prabhu     Posted Date :October 31, 2011    Points :40   Category :Silverlight 
Nothing, Silverlight 2 is a full superset of Silverlight 1.0 - it is 100% compatible with Silverlight 1.0
applications and provides significantly more powerful features and functionality. Silverlight 1.0 applications even
benefit from improvements in media playback and performance characteristics of Silverlight 2 with no additional
work.

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