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    cbae

    Microsoft needs to defuse this fast.

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    JoshRoss

    Why? I've learned that if you hear on knock on the door, in the middle of the night, and find a flaming bag on your porch, whatever you do, just don't step on it.

    -Josh

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    And the "surprises" continue. They should just come out and say it: "WPF/SL are dead and we will be making no further investments in them. While we have no replacement for these technologies for LOB apps we're sure between our mentioning of 'skills transfer' and the magic of 're-imagining your application' that some of you will figure out what we can't."

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    magicalclick

    Does this mean we can do Dynamic Streaming using HTML5?

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    spivonious

    If the Windows Phone Apollo rumors are true, then Silverlight has no future. Apps can be easily converted to use WinRT, so this isn't a big deal.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @spivonious:

    Yeah just a few name space changes, swap out a few controls and tada! WinRT app. Right...

    Enjoy being locked into W8 after the port.

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    Bas

    Thanks!

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    spivonious

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    @spivonious:

    Yeah just a few name space changes, swap out a few controls and tada! WinRT app. Right...

    Enjoy being locked into W8 after the port.

    Meh, just throw some compiler switches in for the parts that need to change and you can maintain both SL and WinRT versions side-by-side.

    http://www.sharpgis.net/post/2011/09/15/WinRT-vs-Silverlight-Part-0.aspx

    If you're writing consumer apps for Windows, then it's reasonable to expect that 50% of users will be on Win8 by 2015. And if the Apollo rumors are true, your WinRT app will "just work" on Windows Phone 8.

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