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  • Which one is good, Adobe Air or Silverlight for LOB applications? Silverlight has no print support. Will it be available by Silverlight 5 or 8?

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:43 AM

Answers

  • wrong place to ask ;-)

    yesss definitly Silverlight!!!

    Print support is announced for SL 4. LOB is general better supported in Microsoft enviroment

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:48 AM
  •  Is there any official link about Print support in Silverlight 4?

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:52 AM
  • IMO it depends what your dev shop uses. If it uses .net then SL, if it's java/javascript based then Air. If it's a mix of .net/javascript then take your pick, comes down to a feature-off and preferences.

     

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:35 AM
  • Which one is good, Adobe Air or Silverlight for LOB applications? Silverlight has no print support. Will it be available by Silverlight 5 or 8?

     

    Is this your only concern?  Quite true that printing is probably one of the three main weaknesses of SL for the purpose of LOB at this point (the others being (1) that OOB is not as close to native resources as is AIR, and (2) SL adoption is still ramping up and installation experience is still suboptimal).  But SL3 RTW does give you the ability to generate screenshot and printable reports...  Basically there are ways around it, though not the most painless ways.  I don't even think customers will mind that much compared to what value SL can otherwise bring.  In many other aspects, SL *is* way superior to Adobe Flash as a LOB platform, and if you are holding out, by the time printing is fully supported, you'd be behind the curve.

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 11:04 AM
  • Definatley Silverlight is good. I am agree with the post of Ksleung.

    Friday, July 24, 2009 3:41 AM

All replies

  • wrong place to ask ;-)

    yesss definitly Silverlight!!!

    Print support is announced for SL 4. LOB is general better supported in Microsoft enviroment

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:48 AM
  •  Is there any official link about Print support in Silverlight 4?

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:52 AM
  • nothing offical about print SL 4 :-(

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:00 AM
  • IMO it depends what your dev shop uses. If it uses .net then SL, if it's java/javascript based then Air. If it's a mix of .net/javascript then take your pick, comes down to a feature-off and preferences.

     

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:35 AM
  • Which one is good, Adobe Air or Silverlight for LOB applications? Silverlight has no print support. Will it be available by Silverlight 5 or 8?

     

    Is this your only concern?  Quite true that printing is probably one of the three main weaknesses of SL for the purpose of LOB at this point (the others being (1) that OOB is not as close to native resources as is AIR, and (2) SL adoption is still ramping up and installation experience is still suboptimal).  But SL3 RTW does give you the ability to generate screenshot and printable reports...  Basically there are ways around it, though not the most painless ways.  I don't even think customers will mind that much compared to what value SL can otherwise bring.  In many other aspects, SL *is* way superior to Adobe Flash as a LOB platform, and if you are holding out, by the time printing is fully supported, you'd be behind the curve.

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 11:04 AM
  • Definatley Silverlight is good. I am agree with the post of Ksleung.

    Friday, July 24, 2009 3:41 AM