Consuming REST/POX and REST/JSON services in Silverlight 4

A new feature in Silverlight 4 is the ability to consume REST/POX (XML) services in a strongly-typed way, using the same programming model as the desktop framework. That includes WebGet/WebInvoke attributes, UriTemplates and body styles. By default, only XML is enabled, but there are extensibility points which can be used to enable the consumption of JSON…


Some new features for REST services

Just a quick announcement here of a release that will be interesting to SL developers who want to access REST services. The WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2 is now out, go grab it at http://msdn.com/wcf/rest. The release gives you a polished install/uninstall experience, so don’t be afraid to try it on your box, it…


POX Proxy Prototype Walkthrough

Update: Mahesh wrote a detailed step-by-step walkthrough of how he built the Ebay POX Proxy Example. This post discusses the design of a POX Proxy prototype. Current POX/JSON Support SL 2 Beta 1 comes with support for consuming POX/JSON services. The user experience is manual: the client has to use WebClient or HttpWebRequest (see How to:…