Microsoft Silverlight is a programmable web browser plugin that enables features including animation, vector graphics, and audio-video playback - features that characterize Rich Internet Applications. However, Silverlight is a great (and growing) Line-Of-Business platform and is increasingly being used to build data-driven business applications. Silverlight Data Services enables efficient access to your data, allowing you to draw on multiple sources of data and solve particular data problems. This book will enable .NET developers to get their finger on the pulse of data-driven business applications in Silverlight.
This LITE book is extracted from Packt's full Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook. This short book provides immediately useable recipes for building data-driven applications designed to show you how to interact with and handle multiple sources of data, how to solve particular data problems and how to interact with services. The book specifically focuses on an introduction to data binding and talking to services.
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This practical, hands-on cookbook is specifically designed for developers who want to build rich data-driven business applications using Silverlight, designed to show you how to interact with and handle multiple sources of data, how to solve particular data problems and how to interact with services. The material has been carefully selected from Packt's fuller Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook.
Who this book is for
If you are a .NET developer who wants to build professional data-driven applications with Sliverlight, then this book is for you. Basic experience of programming Silverlight and familiarity with accessing data using ADO.NET in normal .NET applications is required.