This comprehensive book teaches you how to build data-rich business applications with Silverlight 2 that draw on multiple sources of data. Packed with reusable examples, Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 covers all of the data access and web service tools you need, including data binding, the LINQ data querying component, RESTful and SOAP web service support, cross-domain web service calls, and Microsoft's new ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. With this book, you will: Know when and how to use LINQ to JSON, LINQ to XML, and LINQ to ObjectsLearn how Silverlight 2 applications bind, pass, read, save, query, and present dataDiscover how your application can call web services to work with SOAP, REST, RSS, AtomPub, POX and JSONDesign REST, ASMX, and WCF web services that communicate with Silverlight 2Harness RESTful web services such as Digg, Amazon, and TwitterRetrieve and save data using the new Entity Framework and WCFWork with RESTful ADO.NET Data Services and its Silverlight client library to move data between your Silverlight application and a databaseData-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 offers many tips and tricks for building data-rich business applications, and covers the scenarios you're most likely to encounter. Complete examples in C# and VB can be downloaded from the book's companion website.
Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2Author(s): Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. Publication Date: 22-Dec-2008 Edition: 1 Number of pages: 368