More Advanced Web Services

You've now seen how to build and consume web services. In this section, you'll build on these basic skills with some more specialized techniques. First, you'll see how to give other websites access to your services. Next, you'll learn how to watch the current computer's network connection, so you know when it's safe to launch a web service call. And finally you'll see how you can use web services as a bridge to ASP.NET's server-side features, such as caching and authentication.

Cross-Domain Web Service Calls

Silverlight allows you to make web service calls to web services that are part of the same website with no restrictions. Additionally, Silverlight allows you to call web services on other web services if they explicitly ...

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