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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Chapter 20. Working with SOAP services

 

This chapter covers
  • ASP.NET SOAP services
  • WCF SOAP services
  • The WCF configuration files
  • Error handling with WCF

 

Nearly every application built today, even using Silverlight, needs remote data to accomplish its goal. Business applications have to manipulate data directly, games often need to store high scores or submit achievements, and social clients must interact with their hub services.

Traditional desktop applications could handle some of those calls by directly connecting to a database. But Silverlight can’t directly connect to a client-server database. Instead, it must handle all transactions through an intermediary service.

Chapter 19 looked at the basics of networking, including how to access ...

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