Friday, July 20, 2007

RadControls for Silverlight beta released

It has been about a month since the RadControls for Silverlight 1.0 CTP was made available and now the first public beta has been released. The beta does not introduce any new controls to the Silverlight 1.0 offering, but some new details have been published. The Silverlight 1.0 controls will be distributed for free and will be made generally available when Microsoft officially ships Silverlight 1.0. The controls will only be supported through the forums, though, and all future Silverlight development will be done on the 1.1 controls (with the exception of minor improvements and bug fixes, of course).

Telerik's Silverlight 1.1 controls will be much more robust and full featured thanks to .NET integration in the framework, so these controls will not be distributed freely. Licensing details are not yet public, but we have announced that all valid RadControls for ASP.NET subscription holders will get a Silverlight 1.1 license for free. Expect the first RadControls for Silverlight 1.1 to ship in September.

So if you need controls right away to work on Silverlight 1.0 projects, be sure to download your free beta today. If you're just curious and want to see what we've done for Silverlight 1.0, check out the new online demos, complete with our new Silverlight media player control.