Chapter 8. Downloading Content on Demand


Silverlight includes a special downloader object that can fetch all sorts of content from your web server, such as XAML files, JavaScript files, font files, images, videos, or even all these inside a .ZIP file. This enables you to easily delay the retrieval of content until it is needed, which helps you create a more responsive user experience. Or, if nothing else, you can provide a sexy progress indicator while all the content downloads rather than relying on the default browser experience.

The downloader issues HTTP GET requests that don’t refresh the ...

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