Chapter 6. Networking and communications

This chapter covers

Chapter 5 introduced you to the convenient data-binding mechanisms available within Silverlight. As an added luxury, you got an overview of Silverlight’s impressive LINQ API, which gives you a way to abstract your data from its type, making it easier to work with. This feature is valuable because data can come in a variety of formats from a multitude of sources; you can use LINQ to corral these data formats. Working with data is essential to most applications, but you have to get the data into your application somehow. This is where networking and communications come in.

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