Microsoft Silverlight Application Storage and Configuration Options



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Many of us have Microsoft Silverlight installed on our system, but we rarely use configuration options. In this article, we see the configuration options, in particular the’Application Storage’ option. To configure it, we must open the Microsoft Silverlight Configuration dialog box. You can access the dialog box from the Microsoft Silverlight folder located at :

  • C:Program FilesMicrosoft SilverlightversionNumberSilverlight.exe configuration on 32-bit operating systems
  • C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft SilverlightversionNumberSilverlight.Configuration. exe on 64-bit operating systems

Microsoft Silverlight configuration options



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Double-click Silverlight.exe Configuration.exe to open the configuration window

Various tabs are displayed, including Info, Updates, Playback, Webcam/Mic, Permissions and Application Memory.

On tab Updates Users can specify when to check the download and install Silverlight updates.

On the Play tab, users can enable or disable DRM protected content playback.

On the Webcam / Mic tab, users can select standard Silverlight audio and video recording devices.

In the Permissions tab, users can change the permissions they have set in the User-Aware dialog boxes.

The Application Storage option is the most interesting. This option allows users to view a list of websites that use the application space on the user’s computer. For each website, current usage and maximum quota are displayed in MB. This option allows the user to enable or disable the application memory and clear the space occupied by one or more websites.

Microsoft Silverlight application memory

Silverlight-based applications use application memory for various purposes. They store small files for settings and large files for graphically intensive applications such as games, maps and images. If you visit a website that requires more storage space, the site requests permission to use more storage space on your computer. This shows you the current usage and the desired usage.

If you trust this Site, you must agree to the requirement to use all features of the Silverlight application. This increases the website quota and consumes more application storage space on your computer. A website’s quota is initially set at 1 MB. An application that is removed from the browser has a 25 MB quota. If you have little disk space or use SSD disks that normally have less capacity, you can configure the application memory to delete any unused space. And as mentioned above, you can also completely disable application storage.

Silverlight Application Storage is a very interesting option for configuration. Next time you use Silverlight, check the different options and configure them according to your needs.



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