In DECEMBER 2010 Silverlight Fire starter  event Microsoft announced the upcoming release of  Silverlight 5.  Read Scott GU’s Silverlight 5 -announcement blog. and right after an year, yesterday Microsoft has made a remarkable announcement for developers by Releasing final version of Silverlight 5 (RTW).

Silverlight 5 offers many new features including:

For a detailed list of the new features see the Silverlight content on MSDN, specifically, the What’s New for Silverlight 5 link.

and http://10rem.net/blog/2011/12/09/announcing-the-release-of-silverlight-5 

 

Microsoft® Silverlight® 5 Tools for Visual Studio® 2010 SP1

is an add-on for Visual Studio® 2010 SP1 to provide tooling for Microsoft® Silverlight® 5 and Microsoft® WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP2 . It can be installed on top of either Visual Studio® 2010 SP1 or Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Service Pack 1. It extends existing Microsoft® Silverlight® 4 features and multitargeting capabilities in Visual Studio® 2010 SP1 to also create applications for Microsoft® Silverlight® 5 using C# or Visual Basic.
This download will install all components necessary for Microsoft® Silverlight® 5 and Microsoft® WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP2 development:

  • Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime
  • Silverlight 5 SDK (software development kit)
  • Update for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2502836)
  • Microsoft WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP2

Download Microsoft® Silverlight® 5 Tools for Visual Studio® 2010 SP1

   Other Silverlight related Downloads:

Silverlight 5 Tools for Visual Studio 2010 SP1
Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime for Mac OSX (32 bit)

Silverlight 5 Toolkit
Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime for Windows (32 bit)
Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2010

Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime for Windows (64 bit)
Web Platform Installer