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Windows Phone 8 Development Internals by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna

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Chapter 7. Web connectivity

The Windows Phone app platform provides some basic support for connecting to the web via two core classes, WebClient and HttpWebRequest, and their supporting types. It also provides a modified version of the Microsoft Silverlight WebBrowser control for rendering and interacting with HTML webpages. Beyond these, there are additional SDKs available for developing with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter as well as with cloud data services such as SkyDrive. This chapter compares and contrasts the primary web connectivity mechanisms, and also explore a range of additional SDKs.

The WebClient and HttpWebRequest classes

The platform supports basic get or post web requests through two classes: WebClient and HttpWebRequest ...

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