Using REST Services in Silverlight 2

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We have received a lot of feedback over the past few weeks asking when will be update the Silverlight library for data services. I thought I’d put up a short post to update everyone on where we are at and what our thinking is….

I’ll start by saying we are targeting Beta 2 of the Silverlight SDK (no dates to announce for this just yet) to have a version of the client library for ADO.NET Data Services. Given that we use many of the core pieces of Silverlight to enable data service interaction, we’ve waited for those to come into the platform so that we can start to round out our Silverlight experience. 

The scenarios we’re looking to enable in Beta 2 are: the ability to send async queries, inserts, updates and deletes for same domain requests.  We’re still working through how we’ll enable these types of requests in cross domain scenarios.

If you have questions/comments about data services or our plans around Silverlight and data services please leave a comment here or on our online forum:

Mike Flasko

Program Manager, ADO.NET Data Services Framework


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