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New Visual Studio extension helps you move Silverlight Phone to new Universal Windows Platform

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 14, 2015 @ 06:09

Introduction

One of the cool announcements Microsoft made around the Windows 10 launch was the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), a single executable that can run on any Windows 10 device, from the Surface to a desktop to a Raspberry Pi. And to support this, Visual Studio 2015 makes it easy to create these apps from a single solution with a single project.

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Topics: Silverlight, C#, Windows Phone, Windows Phone Silverlight, Windows, UWP, Universal Windows Platform

The end of Silverlight?

Posted by John Browne on May, 04, 2015 @ 15:05

A couple of weeks ago Google turned off default support for NPAPI (Netscape Plugin API) in Chrome. It's still available, but you have to know how to turn it back on. This means Silverlight web apps won't, by default, run in Chrome anymore. Given that Chrome has about 2/3rds of the browser share, this is significant.

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Topics: application modernization, HTML5, Silverlight