Which is better, Silverlight or Flash? If you are still deciding between Silverlight hosting and Flash hosting, this article will help you take a decision. First, let's see what Silverlight is. It is a cross-browser and cross-platform browser plug-in that comes to the aid of companies when it comes to designing, developing, and delivering complex applications on the World Wide Web. This system is very easy to install and the download is absolutely free. Silverlight is able to create rich Internet applications by working with the.NET framework and can create visually rich experiences. The system also allows for rapid development. Silverlight is able to deliver high quality video and makes sure people stay engaged longer. This means more money for some of you.
However, Flash is a strong competitor! Unlike Silverlight, it can work on Linux, which is a very nice feature. Although Silverlight is able to use WMV but this is useless when it comes to websites like YouTube. The system is unable to work with.avi and.mov files. It is also unable to bind to models or even connect to the network and obtain data. Flash contains list views, buttons, list buttons, checkboxes, and grids. These things are missing in Microsoft's product, making some jobs more difficult than they should be. Flash supports GIF and BMP formats, as popular formats such as JPG and PNG which are exclusively supported by Silverlight. In Microsoft's platform, sound processing is unavailable and so is socket programming.