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  • Why does this not work in the browser that is included with Windows 10? I was working along fine when I accepted the invitation to "upgrade" to Windows 10 from Windows 7. It also "upgraded" the browser from IE 11 to something called Microsoft Edge. Now the website that I need, that uses Silverlight does not work. I am asked to "download Silverlight" and still nothing. I don't understand. Silverlight is from Microsoft, this "edge" is from Microsoft....why doesn't it work?
    Monday, August 17, 2015 3:37 AM

Answers

  • Silverlight is not supported in Edge, but it is still supported in Internet Explorer 11 (as you can see here https://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/locale/en-us/html/installation-win-SL5.html).

    The support of Silverlight 5 ends at 10/12/2021, but if the browser is not supported anymore Silverlight 5 is not supported, too (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=12905).

    I think Microsoft will not develop further Silverlight, hence Silverlight 5 is from 2011. Instead of RIA (like Silverlight or Flash) new Websites should be developed in HTML 5. All browsers say slowly good bye to Flash and Silverlight. Old Websites have to adopt this technology change in the near future.

    Here is also a statement of the Microsoft Edge Team http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/07/02/moving-to-html5-premium-media/.


    Chris

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    • Edited by chriga Monday, August 17, 2015 6:24 AM Link added
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei CaiModerator Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:12 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 6:14 AM
  • If you intend using Silverlight you're going to have to use internet explorer 11.

    In the search web and windows area on your taskbar, type in "Internet Explorer 11".

    You will probably see up the top

    Internet Explorer 11

    Desktop App

    Right click that and choose pin to taskbar

    The windows 10 upgrade may well have redone your  security settings.

    Silverlight still works OK on this machine but some people are reporting issues.

    If you're in that situation you could check these settings:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/30387.silverlight-troubleshooting-installation.aspx#Install_SIlverlight_When_Already_Installed


    Monday, August 17, 2015 8:12 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Oliver Kloseoff,

    >>It also "upgraded" the browser from IE 11 to something called Microsoft Edge
    Microsoft Edge is different with IE 11. They are two different browser in Windows 10. If you want to run Silverlight in Windows 10, please follow the guidance that Andy suggested to use IE 11 run the Silverlight. You also can vote your suggestion to below link.
    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/285214-microsoft-edge?query=Silverlight

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:37 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Silverlight is not supported in Edge, but it is still supported in Internet Explorer 11 (as you can see here https://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/locale/en-us/html/installation-win-SL5.html).

    The support of Silverlight 5 ends at 10/12/2021, but if the browser is not supported anymore Silverlight 5 is not supported, too (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=12905).

    I think Microsoft will not develop further Silverlight, hence Silverlight 5 is from 2011. Instead of RIA (like Silverlight or Flash) new Websites should be developed in HTML 5. All browsers say slowly good bye to Flash and Silverlight. Old Websites have to adopt this technology change in the near future.

    Here is also a statement of the Microsoft Edge Team http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/07/02/moving-to-html5-premium-media/.


    Chris

    Code Samples: Code Samples
    Chrigas Blog: Chrigas Blog




    • Edited by chriga Monday, August 17, 2015 6:24 AM Link added
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei CaiModerator Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:12 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 6:14 AM
  • If you intend using Silverlight you're going to have to use internet explorer 11.

    In the search web and windows area on your taskbar, type in "Internet Explorer 11".

    You will probably see up the top

    Internet Explorer 11

    Desktop App

    Right click that and choose pin to taskbar

    The windows 10 upgrade may well have redone your  security settings.

    Silverlight still works OK on this machine but some people are reporting issues.

    If you're in that situation you could check these settings:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/30387.silverlight-troubleshooting-installation.aspx#Install_SIlverlight_When_Already_Installed


    Monday, August 17, 2015 8:12 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Oliver Kloseoff,

    >>It also "upgraded" the browser from IE 11 to something called Microsoft Edge
    Microsoft Edge is different with IE 11. They are two different browser in Windows 10. If you want to run Silverlight in Windows 10, please follow the guidance that Andy suggested to use IE 11 run the Silverlight. You also can vote your suggestion to below link.
    https://windows.uservoice.com/forums/285214-microsoft-edge?query=Silverlight

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:37 AM
    Moderator