The final version of Silverlight 4 has been released today for Windows and Mac OS X. The RTW (Release to Web) version of Silverlight 4 can be downloaded today for the said mentioned platforms to view and create RIA apps. Also released today are Silverlight 4 Tools RC for Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend 4 RC and Silverlight 4 Toolkit April 2010 Release.
Silverlight 4 enhances the building of business applications, media applications, and applications that reach beyond the browser. New features include printing support, significant enhancements for using forms over data, support for several new languages, full support in the Google Chrome web browser, WCF RIA Services, modular development with MEF, full support in Visual Studio 2010, bi-directional text, web camera and microphone support, rich text editing, improved data binding features, HTML support, MVVM and commanding support, new capabilities for local desktop integration running in the new “Trusted Application” mode such as COM automation and local file access.
You can grab the final bits today by following the links below. Also, if you are looking to develop apps for Windows Phone 7, I will suggest you to stay on to VS2010 RC as the final version of Visual Studio 2010 is currently not compatible with Windows Phone 7 CTP Tools.
- Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2010 RC
- Silverlight 4 Tools RC for Visual Studio 2010
- Expression Blend 4 RC
- Silverlight 4 Toolkit April 2010 Release
Silverlight 4 Facebook client for Windows and Mac has also been updated using the final version of Silverlight 4. The Beta versions of Silverlight 4, Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 were all released back in October last year.