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ASP.NET Web API by Joydip Kanjilal

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Chapter 6. Working with RESTful Data Using Silverlight

This is the penultimate chapter of this book in which we will explore how we can consume WCF 4.5 RIA and RESTful services using Silverlight 5.

In this chapter, we will cover the following points:

  • Introduction to Silverlight 5
    • New features in Silverlight 5
  • Understanding WCF 4.5 RIA Services
  • Implementing a sample application that uses WCF 4.5 RIA Services
  • Consuming the WCF 4.5 RIA service using a Silverlight 5 client

Introducing Silverlight 5

Silverlight (codenamed Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere or WPF/E) is a browser plugin. Silverlight is a client-side technology that provides support for RIA. It can be used to enhance the look and feel of web-based applications. The new versions of Silverlight ...

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