Silverlight is an application framework for writing and running browser plug-ins or other rich Internet applications, with features and purposes similar to those of Adobe Flash. The run-time environment for Silverlight is available as a plug-in for most web browsers.
Silverlight supports H.264 video, Advanced Audio Coding, WMV, WMA and MP3 media content across all supported browsers without requiring Windows Media Player, the Windows Media Player ActiveX control or Windows Media browser plug-ins.
- Custom branded experiences using 2D vector graphics, animation, styling, and skinning.
- Support for local Component Object Model (COM) objects.
- Web cam and microphone support.
- Printing support.
- Clipboard and drag and drop support.
- Supports GPU accelerated video decoding.