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Silverlight 4 Adoption Rate at 75%, Regex Hero Update in the Works

I blogged awhile back about the Silverlight 4 adoption rate on the Regex Hero site. Naturally the figures on the site are a little higher than the worldwide averages.

But at this point Silverlight 4 has overtaken Silverlight 3 by a healthy margin. In fact Silverlight 4 is at a 75% overall adoption rate as collected by my Google Analytics profile this past week...
Silverlight 4 adoption rate

My plan was to launch a new version of Regex Hero after Silverlight 4 surpasses the 80% mark. And things are looking good. In my own testing with Silverlight 4 the instant improvement was the function of the mouse wheel. I didn't have to change a thing to make this happen. After I set Regex Hero to target Silverlight 4 all the textboxes were scrollable with the mouse wheel. I'm also working on the right-click context menus for cut/copy/paste, and undo/redo. If all goes well I'll release a new version next week with these improvements.

Meanwhile I'm also working on incorporating the more powerful RichTextBox control to see what kind of benefits in performance and functionality it might give me. At this point it's still an experimental process for me. It's a big underlying change to the application that'll require substantial testing prior to release. As such this upgrade (if it proves successful) is still weeks away.

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