Chapter 23. Duplex, sockets, and local connections


This chapter covers
  • WCF polling duplex services
  • Socket-based communication
  • Silverlight-to-Silverlight local connections


So far, you’ve explored the basics of networking, how to use ASP.NET and WCF SOAP services, how to use the WCF Web API for RESTful services, and how to parse the data that commonly comes from those various types of services. Wow, that’s a lot of networking coverage!

That much coverage makes perfect sense, though. As a RIA client used commonly both on the internet and increasingly inside organizations, connected Silver-light applications are the norm, not the exception. For that reason, I thought I’d take us down one last networking path. This chapter will cover four ...

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