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What Do You Want To See in Silverlight 4?

Cast your vote for Silverlight 4 features

It used to be so easy to slam Microsoft. There are the 800lb gorilla with all the money that have done some shady business deals - but that is very much in the past. Today Microsoft keeps doing things that make it hard not to like them. They are going Open Source and being transparent and even making mistakes (Vista, anyone?) and the 800lb almost appears humble.

Or maybe I need to stop drinking the cool aid.

With that said, there is a very cool tool that MSFT is using to determine what will be in the next version of Silverlight. Called the "Silverlight Feature Suggestion" site, you can go and post suggestions for features that should be in the next version of Silverlight. What is really cool, however, is that you can vote on suggestions other people have made. The site is structure to show the most popular requests at the top. You can get to the site from here:

http://silverlight.uservoice.com/pages/4325-feature-suggestions

For my two cents, the features I would like to see include:

~ True HTML (with CSS) support - this can be done by embedding WebKit

~ Printing

~ Databinding

What features would you like to see in the next release of Silverlight?

Video/Audio support from WebCam

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Matthew has written books for Friends of Ed, Pearson Press, New Riders, Wiley, Focal Press and Peach Pit. He is also experience at leading teams top deliver bestselling titles books that come with accompanying video training and media. An example is Flash MX Magic, a book written by 7 authors, with an accompanying web site and CD. The book sold over 45,000 copies in 12 languages. Matthew is also the author of 400+ articles.

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