Dear Silverlight Datagrid Geekdom Die in a fire. Thanks. Comments Bubblehead Les says: on 1/25/2012 at 10:47 AM Silverlight still exists? Silverevilchao says: on 1/25/2012 at 10:53 AM Oh god, I HATE Silverlight. Not only does Visual Studio make my computer attempt ritual suicide upon startup, not only is it massively slow, but I can do everything I need to do in Silverlight in PHP in less than half the time. Robb Allen says: on 1/25/2012 at 11:01 AM Notice I'm not saying Silverlight die in a fire, but the data grid. Yes, Silverlight is still around. Silverlight isn't about making pretty web pages, it's about designing Line of Business applications and if done properly, is an amazing set of tools. I use it constantly in my own home grown apps to manage my budget, group rosters, payments, etc. As for speed, I don't have that issue. I can open 4 copies of VS 2010 at the same time and not suffer a lick of performance slowdown. If you don't program correctly, anything, be it PHP, ASP.Net, Silverlight, Flash, etc. will be slow. Oh, not only is SL not dead, but if you know it here in the Tampa area, you can pretty much write your own check. I giggle at people who constantly crow about how Microsoft is dying, .Net is being dumped, Silverlight is a thing of the past, and yet they can't fill the jobs fast enough here (and in many other parts of the US when I was looking for a job) and companies continue to adopt the technologies. Gregory Morris says: on 1/25/2012 at 11:32 AM Harumph! In ASP.Net, I always had a much better time with some of the third-party datagrids. I would expect someone makes better ones for Silverlight as well. And I can say for a fact, from personal experience, that Microsoft is not dead. Robb Allen says: on 1/25/2012 at 11:34 AM The problem with the third party controls tends to be the 18.3Megs of other shit you gotta package up just to use a single item. Barron Barnett says: on 1/25/2012 at 11:40 AM Thanks for the heads up on that one. I'll add Silverlight to the skill set when I have time. I'm pretty damn good with C# and .Net. I haven't had a chance to do much with Silverlight though since most of the software work I do is embedded. I do try and keep a decent skill set for PC work though. I prefer objective views on technologies, not fanboy/hater views which makes it really hard to get good info. Thanks for the objective shot Robb, appreciate it. Rob Crawford says: on 1/25/2012 at 11:41 AM MSFT isn't dead, it just smells that way. (Feel better that you don't have to deal with the walking corpse with three initials and a blue color.) Brandoch Daha says: on 1/25/2012 at 12:05 PM SL (well, XAML) is a lot of fun, but DataGrid is not its best feature. The Telerik grid is supposed to be much better. We've got a license, but I haven't had the time to take a look. Robb Allen says: on 1/25/2012 at 12:13 PM Heh. Telerik is the one I was inferring was huge. For most people, the size isn't an issue. The app I'm working on though may be used on dial up in Ashcanistan, so every byte matters. Rabbit says: on 1/25/2012 at 1:56 PM I can commiserate, Rob Crawford. Around my office, everyone's waiting for the other shoe to drop with the new CEO. We're all considering changing our names to Gupta for job security. Comments have been closed on this topic.