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Beginning Windows 8 Data Development: Using C# and JavaScript by Vinodh Kumar

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CHAPTER 8

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WCF Services

In Chapter 7 we learned to build a service infrastructure using ASP.NET Web API to connect to the SQL Server using Entity Framework Code First. Continuing, in this chapter we learn to build the service infrastructure using Windows Communication Framework (WCF).

This chapter begins by briefly looking into building Business Apps for WinRT and then provides introduction to Prism for Windows Runtime, which is used to implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern with navigation through a loosely coupled communication mechanism called PubSub events and app lifecycle management. We learn these concepts by developing a Bill ...

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