This chapter is taken from Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development Beginner's Guide (Chapter 5) by Frank LaVigne, Cameron Albert.
Business applications are all about data; input received from clients, metrics regarding performance or sales, inventory, assets, and so on. Silverlight provides a robust and easy way to handle, bind, and validate this data.
In addition to data handling capabilities, Silverlight can also communicate via Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, providing an extensible means of communication with backend servers and data stores.
In this chapter, we shall: