Microsoft Silverlight supports ends October 12, 2021: here is what you need to know – gHacks Tech News

Microsoft will end support for all versions of the Silverlight development framework on October 12, 2021. Silverlight applications, which are still compatible with the company’s Internet Explorer 11 web browser, will continue to work after support ends, but Microsoft will not produce updates of any kind of technology.

The official Silverlight hub on Microsoft’s website has a banner at the top that reminds visiting users of the upcoming end of support.

Silverlight is no longer available on Mac OS devices, and browser makers like Google or Mozilla removed support for Silverlight from their browsers in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

Microsoft’s Edge browser does not support Silverlight, but the browser’s built-in IE mode supports it. Internet Explorer 11, which will be retired on June 15, 2022, is the only browser that supports it natively. After June 15, 2022, Microsoft Edge’s IE mode is the only official option users have to run Silverlight applications.

Applications that depend on Silverlight will continue to work. Microsoft Notes on official FAQ page that “you do not plan to take any specific action to terminate the Silverlight applications.” Companies can continue to run Silverlight assets legally after October 12, 2021 according to Microsoft, as the license is not tied to continued support.

the Silverlight official website It will still be available, but Microsoft will remove the Silverlight installer from the website after the end of support date.

Silverlight open source alternative

In 2020, the OpenSilver project emerged to provide enterprises with a modern Silverlight implementation based on modern technologies. The developers behind the project recently released OpenSilver 1.0 Beta and revealed plans to release the final version of OpenSilver 1.0 on October 12, 2021.

Designed specifically for companies using legacy Silverlight applications, OpenSilver can be used to migrate legacy Silverlight applications without losing access to the application or the functionality it provides.

Closing words

Most of the Silverlight applications that are still in use today are used by organizations and businesses. It’s rare to find a Silverlight application on the internet that is still being maintained and used, and most internet users probably haven’t found one in a long time, especially since support has been limited to Internet Explorer 10/11 and Microsoft Edge in IE mode. for a long time.

Now you: When was the last time you used a Silverlight application?


Microsoft Silverlight Support Ends October 12, 2021 - Here's What You Need to Know

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Microsoft Silverlight Support Ends October 12, 2021 – Here’s What You Need to Know


Microsoft will end support for all versions of the Silverlight development framework on October 12, 2021.


Martin Brinkmann


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