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Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook: LITE

Gill Cleeren, Kevin Dockx

17 practical recipes for creating rich, data-driven business applications in Microsoft Silverlight 4 with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849683845
Paperback156 pages

About This Book

  • Design and develop rich data-driven business applications in Silverlight
  • Rapidly interact with and handle multiple sources of data and services within Silverlight business applications
  • Understand sophisticated techniques to work with data in your Silverlight business applications, including displaying data in Silverlight applications, binding data to Silverlight controls, getting data from services into Silverlight applications and much more!
  • Packed with practical, hands-on cookbook recipes, illustrating the techniques to solve particular data problems effectively within your Silverlight business applications

Who This Book Is For

If you are a .NET developer who wants to build professional data-driven applications with Sliverlight, then this book is for you. Basic experience of programming Silverlight and familiarity with accessing data using ADO.NET in normal .NET applications is required.

Table of Contents

What You Will Learn

  • Display data efficiently in Silverlight business applications
  • Build data-driven business applications in Silverlight much more easily and much faster using data binding
  • Discover how your Silverlight business applications can quickly access data residing in a database by calling web services
  • Connect and read from a web service

In Detail

Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features including animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback – features that characterize Rich Internet Applications. However, Silverlight is a great (and growing) Line-Of-Business platform and is increasingly being used to build data-driven business applications. Silverlight Data Services enables efficient access to your data, allowing you to draw on multiple sources of data and solve particular data problems. This book will enable .NET developers to get their finger on the pulse of data-driven business applications in Silverlight.

This LITE book is extracted from Packt’s full Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook. This short book provides immediately useable recipes for building data-driven applications designed to show you how to interact with and handle multiple sources of data, how to solve particular data problems and how to interact with services. The book specifically focuses on an introduction to data binding and talking to services.

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