Just now, I was surfing on the Infragistics site, having a look at their control suites. I noticed their latest press release, concerning the development of a custom UI on Silverlight for MS Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3.
I was amazed. Silverlight, on Windows Embedded CE? That’s new.
So I assumed this was just an announcement for something that would be released somewhere in the future. Nevertheless, I decided to surf around some more, looking for more information, and sure enough I stumbled upon this page on the Microsoft site, which explicitly states Silverlight for Windows Embedded has been released, “enabling designers and developers to create exciting and visually compelling user interfaces for embedded devices”. This update to Windows Embedded CE has been available since last week, and it can be downloaded here (update).
So, how come this wasn’t announced with lots of bells and whistles?? Beats me (well, maybe I just missed it ;-)), but nevertheless: way to go, Silverlight! ;-) We can now design Silverlight applications for thin clients, set-top boxes, VoIP Phones, GPS devices, handheld terminals, …!
Update! This is NOT the same Silverlight version you’d use for developing regular Silverlight applications, more information can be found here – yet it’s certainly a step in the right direction.