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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 ...
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.
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Data-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.
1 Getting Started with Silverlight 2 1
2 Silverlight Data-Binding Foundations 17
3 Modes and Notifications 45
4 Managing lists, Templates, and Converters 69
5 WCF, Web Services, and Cross-Domain Policies 95
6 Passing Entities via WCF 127
7 Consuming RESTful Services with WebClient and HttpWebRequest 157
8 Consuming Amazon's RESTful Services with Silverlight 2 187
9 Creating RESTful Services and Introducing SilverTwit 213
10 Syndication Feeds and Silverlight 2 251
11 Silverlight 2 and ADO.NET Data Services 271
A ADO.NET Data Services Quick Reference 315
B Silverlight 2 Debugging with HTTP Sniffing Tools 321
Posted January 26, 2009
Are you a developer who is interested in developing data-driven applications or who communicates with web services with Silverlight 2? If you are, then this book is for you. Author John Papa, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that focuses on planning and developing applications that present data, save data, and manipulate data with Silverlight 2.<BR/><BR/><BR/>Papa, begins by covering the steps to develop applications with Silverlight 2 and explains the various tools and their purposes. Then, the author discusses different ways to use data binding with XAML and with .NET code in Silverlight 2. Next, he demonstrates situations in which different binding modes can be most beneficial when used with objects and controls. The author also explores various techniques for binding and presenting lists of data in list-based controls. He continues by demonstrating how to communicate between Silverlight 2 applications and WCF servicesboth custom and from third parties. Then, the author shows you how to send and retrieve custom domain entities filled from ADO.NET-driven data mappers in the middle tier, and expose them through WCF contracts and serialization techniques. Next, he discusses how to consume and present data retrieved from REST services and manipulate it using LINQ to XML. The author continues by demonstrating how to send and receive data using the RESTful API exposed by the Amazon E-Commerce service. He also discusses how to build a RESTful service with which Silverlight 2 applications can communicate. Then, the author explains issues with consuming syndicated feeds from Silverlight 2 applications and how to overcome them. Finally. the author demonstrates how ADO.NET Data Services is uniquely qualified to pass data to and from Silverlight 2 applications using REST-style web services.<BR/><BR/><BR/>This most excellent book arms the reader with the knowledge to build visually and functionally robust applications with Silverlight 2. Most importantly though, this great book solves a number of problems that developers frequently encounter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 23, 2009
This books shows several different ways to pass data to a silverlight app. It shows how to create the service and how to consume the data in silverlight. This is one of the books every silverlight developer should haveWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.