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Silverlight™ 4 For Dummies® by Mahesh Krishnan, Phillip Beadle

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Part III. Connecting with Data

Connecting with Data

In this part . . .

No Web application is complete without retrieving data from somewhere and displaying it to users.

Chapter 10 shows you how to connect to data sources on the Web and extract data, while Chapter 11 takes you a step further to show you how you can expose data from your databases using a technology called WCF Data Services.

The final two chapters in this part discuss WCF RIA Services, which is a Web service with a variety of advantages over WCF Data Services. In these chapters, you find out how to retrieve data from a database, validate user input, and authenticate your users.

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