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This comprehensive book teaches you how to build data-rich business applications with Silverlight 2 that draw on multiple sources of data. Packed with reusable examples, Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 covers all of the data access and web service tools you need, including data binding, the LINQ data querying component, RESTful and SOAP web service support, cross-domain web service calls, and Microsoft's new ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. With this book, you will: Know when and how to use LINQ to JSON, LINQ to XML, and LINQ to Objects Learn how Silverlight 2 applications bind, pass, read, save, query, and present data Discover how your application can call web services to work with SOAP, REST, RSS, AtomPub, POX and JSON Design REST, ASMX, and WCF web services that communicate with Silverlight 2 Harness RESTful web services such as Digg, Amazon, and Twitter Retrieve and save data using the new Entity Framework and WCF Work with RESTful ADO.NET Data Services and its Silverlight client library to move data between your Silverlight application and a database Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 offers many tips and tricks for building data-rich business applications, and covers the scenarios you're most likely to encounter. Complete examples in C# and VB can be downloaded from the book's companion website.