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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 On Track

Good news on the Silverlight 2 front. The new beta, which is now expected to drop on Friday, should provide a fairly smooth ride for developers currently working with beta 1 or interim builds.

Anthony Lombardo, lead technical evangelist at Infragistics, said his teams were ready to "stay up all night" to update their Silverlight 2-based grid and gauge controls for the new beta. They needn't have bothered.

"The last three past builds we got from Microsoft we were able to apply without making a single change to our code, and that's pretty impressive at this point," Lombardo said. "The biggest thing we've seen between beta 1 and beta 2 is just the solidification of a few things. Now that we're at beta 2, we pretty much know if [a feature] made it or didn't make it."

Julian Bucknall, CTO of Developer Express, agreed. His company has Silverlight versions of grid and panel controls under development, and the move from Silverlight beta 1 to beta 2 has been smoother.

One mystery: Lombardo said he noticed a Silverlight presentation on Wednesday that featured triggers in a demo. "I need to talk to some people about that," he laughed.

Posted by Michael Desmond on 06/05/2008 at 1:15 PM


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