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Introducing Silverlight 4 by Ashish Ghoda

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Chapter 6. Working with Data

Data can take many forms, from simple types passed back from web services to complex formats such as XML. In the previous chapter, you saw how to consume web services from Silverlight and connect to various servers, including ones that live outside your application's host domain and others that communicate over sockets. Once you have data, though, you must process it and/or display it to users. Silverlight provides a DataGrid control, a data binding architecture to connect data to user interface elements, and even item templates for controls like the ListBox to specifically define how each item should appear. On the data-processing side, Silverlight provides a number of classes for working with XML, including Language ...

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