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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you saw a wide range of Silverlight networking features. You learned how to use them to do everything from directly downloading HTML files to calling simple XML-based web services to building an entire messaging system based on socket communication. Along the way, you considered several techniques for parsing different types of information, including regular expressions (to search HTML), LINQ to XML (to process XML), and serialization (to save or restore the contents of an in-memory object). These techniques can come in handy in a variety of situations—for example, they're just as useful when you need to manage information that's stored on the client computer in isolated storage.

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