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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you saw how Silverlight allows you to access the local hard drive but with careful restrictions in place. First, you took a thorough look at isolated storage, the obfuscated, space-limited storage location that you can use to store miscellaneous data, serialized objects, and application settings. Then, you saw how you can use the OpenFileDialog class to retrieve information from a user-selected file anywhere on the hard drive and how to use SaveFileDialog to perform the reverse feat and write to a user-selected file. You also learned how to access file content through a drag-and-drop operation. These features give Silverlight applications an impressive balance of safety and performance. They ensure that malicious ...

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