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    • Why doesn't microsoft create a silverlight browser where xaml and c#/javascript are native.  And develop a version that works on both windows and phones (including apple and google phones).  
    • If the language supported on the client was IL then the built binaries could be used from any language that compiled to IL.
    • This would mean, java and other development communities could compile to IL and use the browser.
    • Day 1, all that would be required is html + javascript, xaml + IL.
    • This would mean there was a browser with native support and it would bypass the need for silverlight plugin.
    • If this browser was IE, then it would be already available and companies could use it and other vendors may see the benifits and move to it also.
    Monday, August 17, 2015 4:13 PM

Answers

  • The reason that Microsoft aren't going to do that now is because they decided to ditch Silverlight.

    It's effectively deprecated and in end of life cycle support.

    .

    If other companies saw Silverlight as a benefit to them then apple would have embraced it rather than deciding it was never going to run on their devices.
    There is therefore something of a flaw in your assumptions here.


    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:11 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 7:35 PM
  • Hi Yuler,

    "All too often, the presence of these non-interoperable APIs cause site compatibility issues". This is why microsoft create Edge browser which makes a substantial improvement to user experience. Please read below blog from Microsoft Edge Team.
    http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/05/06/a-break-from-the-past-part-2-saying-goodbye-to-activex-vbscript-attachevent/

    >>And develop a version that works on both windows and phones (including apple and google phones).
    Even if there has this version of browser created by Microsoft, whether it can be worked in apple or google phones is based on Apple and Google, not Microsoft. For example, Silverlight is supported running in Chrome, but Chrome disabled it.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


    • Edited by Weiwei Cai Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:11 AM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:53 AM

All replies

  • The reason that Microsoft aren't going to do that now is because they decided to ditch Silverlight.

    It's effectively deprecated and in end of life cycle support.

    .

    If other companies saw Silverlight as a benefit to them then apple would have embraced it rather than deciding it was never going to run on their devices.
    There is therefore something of a flaw in your assumptions here.


    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:11 AM
    Monday, August 17, 2015 7:35 PM
  • Hi Yuler,

    "All too often, the presence of these non-interoperable APIs cause site compatibility issues". This is why microsoft create Edge browser which makes a substantial improvement to user experience. Please read below blog from Microsoft Edge Team.
    http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/05/06/a-break-from-the-past-part-2-saying-goodbye-to-activex-vbscript-attachevent/

    >>And develop a version that works on both windows and phones (including apple and google phones).
    Even if there has this version of browser created by Microsoft, whether it can be worked in apple or google phones is based on Apple and Google, not Microsoft. For example, Silverlight is supported running in Chrome, but Chrome disabled it.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


    • Edited by Weiwei Cai Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:54 AM
    • Marked as answer by Weiwei Cai Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:11 AM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:53 AM