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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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Building services with Windows Communication Foundation

When building your own data services, you want to take advantage of the rich programming model that Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides. Depending on the type of application and its requirements, there are different service frameworks you can use as follows:

  • WCF Core Services offers the most flexible programming model. It allows you to define a web service class that can be consumed by your Silverlight application. You can use Visual Studio to generate proxy classes for the service, and use the WCF client library to asynchronously interact with the service. These types of services offer the most flexibility by allowing you to configure end points using different data formats and ...

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