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Pro Silverlight 2 in C# 2008 by Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 13. ASP.NET and Web Services

In Chapter 1, you learned that there were two ways to build a Silverlight project—in a stand-alone project with an HTML test page, or alongside an ASP.NET test website. So far, most of the examples you've seen have used the first approach, which assumes that your Silverlight application is a distinct piece of programming functionality. It may exist on the same page as some server-generated content, but it doesn't need to interact with server-side code.

This is often exactly the design you want. But sometimes, you do need to integrate some server-side processes with your client-side Silverlight application. For example, your application may need access to a server resource, like a database. Or, your application ...

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