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Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development by Yann Duran, Tim Leung

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C H A P T E R  12

Creating and Sending Emails

Email has become an indispensable part of our lives, and the modern world would struggle to function without it. This book, for example, could not have been written without the help of email. Most businesses rely on email and expect their applications to integrate with email systems too.

Typically, .NET developers have relied on the methods in the System.Net.Mail namespace to send email. However, LightSwitch applications are based on a Silverlight client, and this namespace is not available inside the Silverlight runtime. So how do you go about sending email when such an integral part of the .NET framework is missing from Silverlight?

Fortunately, you can use various techniques to send email, and ...

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