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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Working with notification and services

Services form an important part of any application. Most applications need to get data online using services to update content. The applications might also need to update the data through live services. Windows 8 style tile applications support a number of new APIs that are capable of handling network resources easily and elegantly. First of all, to work with network services, the Windows 8 style applications exposes two sets of APIs, which can be invoked easily from inside of the application. They are as follows:

  • General HTTP API
  • Syndication API

The General HTTP API accesses online services through a default HTTP gateway of request and response. It supports basic HTTP services or even RESTful services to handle ...

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