New Features in Silverlight 5 beta

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By  RRaveen   On  04 Dec 2010 08:12:07
Tag : Silver Light and XAML , General
There is lots of new features in silver light 5 beta.
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Improved media support and rich UI capabilities

  • Hardware Decode and presentation of H.264 improve performance for lower-power devices to render high-definition video using GPU support.
  • TrickPlay allows video to be played at different speeds and supports fast-forward and rewind. At up to twice the speed, audio pitch correction allows users to watch videos while preserving a normal audio pitch.
  • Improved power awareness prevents the screen saver from being shown while watching video and allows the computer to sleep when video is not active.
  • Remote-control support allows users to control media playback.
  • Digital rights management advancements allow seamless switching between DRM media sources.

Rich magazine-style text layouts

  • Multicolumn text and linked text container allow text to flow around other elements.
  • Tracking/leading set precisely how far apart each character is for full creative control.
  • Text clarity is improved with Pixel Snapping.
  • Text layout performance is significantly improved.
  • OpenType support has been enhanced.

Model View ViewModel (MVVM) and Databinding

  • Debugging support now allows breakpoints to be set on a binding, so you can step through binding failures.
  • Implicit DataTemplates allow templates to be created across an application to support a particular type by default.
  • Ancestor RelativeSource allows, for example, a DataTemplate to bind to a property on the control that contains it.
  • Binding in style setters allows bindings to be used within styles to reference other properties.
  • The DataContextChanged event is being introduced. Markup extensions allow code to be run at XAML parse time for both properties and event handlers, enabling cutting-edge MVVM support.

Networking and Windows Communication Foundation

  • Reduced network latency by using a background thread for networking.
  • WS-Trust support: Security Assertion Markup Language authentication token.

Performance improvements

  • Reduced network latency by using a background thread for networking.
  • XAML parser improvements that speed up startup and runtime performance.
  • Support for 64-bit operating systems.

Graphics improvements

  • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerated 3-D application programming interface (API) provides rich graphics on the Web for building advanced data visualizations and rich user experience (UI).
  • Immediate mode graphics API allows direct rendering to the GPU.
  • Hardware acceleration is enabled in windowless mode with Internet Explorer 9.

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By:PrashanthDate Of Posted:12/22/2010 9:16:02 AM
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Really good article Ravi, plz keep on posting more useful articles like this
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