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SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight by Matt Jackson, Paul Stubbs, Bob German

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8. Accessing SharePoint Data with the Client Object Model

THE SHAREPOINT CLIENT OBJECT MODEL (CLIENT OM) for Silverlight offers a new client API for accessing SharePoint data. SharePoint actually has three separate Client Object Models—JavaScript, .NET CLR, and Silverlight. In this book we only cover the Silverlight Client OM, but when you learn one, the others are easy because they are similar. The Client OM will be very familiar to SharePoint developers who have used the server API. This makes learning to program SharePoint with Silverlight as easy as creating a traditional SharePoint application that runs on the server.

Client Object Model Goals

In the past, developers had limited options to access SharePoint data from client applications. ...

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