Silverlight Client for Facebook is a Silverlight-based desktop app which allows user to access Facebook without a web browser. Provided as a sample application for developers of Silverlight 4, the Silverlight Client for Facebook is a rich out-of-browser application in the familiar context of Facebook, where Facebook users can view photos, feeds, events, friends’ walls, and Inbox mail via the client.
Feature of Silverlight Client for Facebook:
- Out-of-browser support
- Hosting HTML content interactively
- Local Device access (webcam)
- Rich-Text control
- Embedding alternative media content (i.e., YouTube)
- Desktop notifications
- COM integration (with Outlook) on the Windows platform
- Window control
One notable feature that lacks in Silverlight Client for Facebook is Facebook Chat IM service. Users who actually use Facebook Chat and has alternative chat client, such as Facebook Chat through Meebo, will enjoy Silverlight-based Facebook client.
To install Silverlight Client for Facebook, Silverlight 4 has to be installed. Then, head to silverlight.net to download and install the client.