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Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books by Todd Snyder, Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren, Gastón C. Hillar

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Summary

In this chapter, we covered the process of collecting and handling data input from a customer and saving that input on the server. We also looked at how to bind data to control properties and how to provide simple data validation using the built in visual states provided in the textbox control. We discussed the following:

  • How to create a Windows Communication Foundation service
  • How to mark a business object for serialization in WCF
  • How to create an input form in Silverlight
  • How to create a data object for use with binding
  • How to bind data from a data object to Silverlight controls
  • How to provide input validation using the built-in validation states
  • How to consume a WCF in Silverlight and process an asynchronous request

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