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Instant Silverlight 5 Animation by Nick Polyak

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What is the downside of using Silverlight

Microsoft pedalled back on Silverlight as they decided that Silverlight might undermine their Windows platform. The Windows 8 platform uses many Silverlight concepts, but is strictly Windows oriented.

Apple does not allow plugins for their iPhone and iPad browsers, since plugins undermine their Apple store application model. Microsoft followed suit and Windows 8 browsers for tablets and phones will not support Silverlight as a browser plugin. To the best of my knowledge, Windows 8 tablets will continue to run Silverlight applications outside of browsers. The Windows 8 programing model, however, is very similar to Silverlight and it should be easy to convert your Silverlight application to Windows 8.

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