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The introduction of the Community Version allows some people to use it free of charge.There's a community edition that is absolutely free to use. It's pretty good.The price is good.

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Silverlight 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 Web works. Visual Studio.NET is the umbrella that represents the key pieces of the .NET platform delivered from Microsoft, including the .NET Framework, the recently announced .NET Core, and a shared common layer of packages, compilers and runtime. Read this .NET blog post about the evolution of the platform and the different pieces that make .NET 2015.
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Microsoft Silverlight is ranked 6th in .NET Development Services while Microsoft Visual Studio is ranked 1st in .NET Development Services with 8 reviews. Microsoft Silverlight is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Visual Studio is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Visual Studio writes "Great integrated debugger, offers lots of features, and is extremely stable". Microsoft Silverlight is most compared with ASP.NET, Adobe AIR, TIBCO General Interface and Adobe Flash, whereas Microsoft Visual Studio is most compared with SharePoint Designer, TIBCO General Interface, Zend Studio, Genero and ASP.NET.

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