SL for Windows Phone and Windows embedded compact 7 differences? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I’m little confused about differences in SL for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Silverlight for Windows Embedded). As I recall right SL for WP7 = .NET (some subset or superset of Compact Framework 4.0 or whatever version it will be?) + XAML (compatible with XAML for SL 3?) and for WEC 7 it is C++ (but with what framework?) + XAML (Compatible for SL2?) – Am I right? I’m wondering if there will be C++ version for WP7 or .NET for WEC 7? What will be differing in SL4 for desktop, SL for WP7 and SL for WEC 7? Is there any info about this?

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 7:44 AM

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  • XAML (compatible with XAML for SL 3?)
    Silverlight version at WP7 is third with some features from Silverlight 4. Maybe there will be Silverlight 4 at release of WP7.
    XAML (Compatible for SL2?)
    XAML from Silverlight 2 will work.
    What will be differing in SL4 for desktop, SL for WP7
    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 5:14 PM
  • Silverlight for Windows Phone is very compatible with desktop Silverlight. as long as mutually supported classes are used, they are compatibly at the binary level. For example you can use many of the Silverlight 3 toolkit contols ans classes directly in Windows Phone classes. See John Wilcox’s blog post here for an exploration of this topic: http://www.jeff.wilcox.name/2010/03/toolkit-and-the-windows-phone/ There are no plans for a C++ version of Silverlight for Windows Phone. There is no compatibility between Silverlight for Windows Embedded and Silverlight for Windows Phone. Thanks,Mike


    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 6:37 PM
  • Thanks for info. It would be nice to have both (C++ and .NET - balance between fast development and performence) SL version on WP7 and WCE 7 – maybe in version 8 J - lately I read some about WCE RC and someone wrote that WP7 is probably based on WCE 7 but now I don’t really that sure J
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 4:29 AM
  • Dnf,

    Windows Phone 7 is based on a blend of CE6 & CE7 cores...

    Friday, June 18, 2010 8:51 AM