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Silverlight 2 Unleashed by Laurent Bugnion

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Chapter 22 Connecting to the Web

In This Chapter

Creating and Loading an XML File

Loading a Zip File and Showing Progress

Making Requests to WCF Services

More Connectivity

So far, our Silverlight applications have run isolated from the server they originated from. We loaded images and videos, but after that the application didn’t communicate with the server anymore. In this chapter, we change this and demonstrate three different ways to place calls to the web server.

Creating and Loading an XML File

We talked about XML as early as Chapter 2, “Understanding XAML,” as a good and modern way to store information. In this chapter, we will apply this to our Thumbnails application. After taking the media files themselves out of the application, ...

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