Using WebClient and HttpWebRequest

The WebClient and HttpWebRequest classes can both be used for retrieving data from a Web service. WebClient is most useful for one-time retrieval of data from a Web service, or downloading remote resources (for more information on this see, “Downloading Content on Demand”) and I think, is somewhat easier to use. HttpWebRequest is perhaps a…

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Web Services and Silverlight

I’ve been watching the Silverlight forums since the release of Silverlight 2, and I’ve noticed folks are having problems getting their Silverlight 2-based apps to work with Web services. There have been a number of API changes between Silverlight 1.2 and 2, including the removal of the BrowserHttpWebRequest class and related APIs and the addition…

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