Chapter 24. Network Services

In This Chapter

Reliably determining whether a network connection is available

Understanding network connection priorities

Monitoring the network connection state

Consuming an OData service

Fetching data when the user scrolls to the end of a ListBox

Network services have the potential to broaden your app’s capabilities by connecting it to a vast collection of online resources. Many services such as Twitter and Facebook offer web APIs that allow your app to interact or even extend the services.

Windows Phone devices have low power mobile processors, which limit their processing power. By leveraging network services, your app can provide capabilities more akin to a desktop application.

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