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Beginning Silverlight 4 in C# by Robert Lair

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Chapter 7. Data Access and Networking

Data access in Silverlight applications works differently than it does in traditional applications. You'll need to be aware of how it works and the limitations. In this chapter, you will look at what makes data access different, and then explore mechanisms for accessing data in a Silverlight application.

Data Access in Silverlight Applications

As discussed in Chapter 1, RIAs bridge the gap between Windows-based smart clients and web-based applications. When moving to this type of environment, data access and networking can be confusing.

In a Windows-based smart client, the application has access to the database at all times. It can create a connection to the database, maintain state with the database, and remain ...

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