Silverlight for Mac is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices, and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Webworks. Microsoft has made the Silverlight for Mac browser plug-in freely available for all supported platforms and browsers.
Features of Silverlight:
IIS Smooth Streaming
IIS Smooth Streaming enables you to deliver high definition streams that playback smoothly on any device running Silverlight.
PivotViewer makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data on the web in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. By visualizing thousands of related items at once.
SketchFlow, part of Expression Studio Ultimate, revolutionizes the speed and efficiency with which you can demonstrate a vision for an application.
Silverlight deep zoom is the fastest, smoothest, zooming technology on the Web, bringing the highest resolution images and frame rates.
These software-based effects include blur and drop shadow that can be applied to any graphical content and animated. You can also write your own effect.
Silverlight packed with over 60 high-quality, fully skinnable and customizable out-of-the-box controls such as charting and media, new layout containers.
Media Format Extensibility
With the new Raw AV pipeline, It can easily support a wide variety of third-party codecs. Audio and video can be decoded outside the runtime and rendered.
Perspective 3D Graphics
It allows developers and designers to apply content to a 3D plane. Users can rotate or scale live content in space without writing any additional code.
Skinning and Styling
The browser makes it easy to create graphics and then use them to customize controls, such as the look of a scrollbar. It provides XAML based templates for each.