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…


Two samples from today’s MIX talk

Thanks to the folks who attended my talk at MIX 2010 today. As promised, I’m posting the two samples I showed. I’ll post an update when the video from my talk is available, so folks who couldn’t attend can see it. Local Search I built a Silverlight application that runs on Windows Phone 7. It’s…


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…


Nice overview of Silverlight HTTP stack

Karen Corby, PM working on the Silverlight 2 HTTP stack, posts an awesome overview. Her first post covers the site-of-origin policy (also known as the cross-domain restriction) and the two APIs used for HTTP communication: WebClient and HttpWebRequest/HttpWebResponse. http://scorbs.com/2008/04/05/silverlight-http-networking-stack-part-1-site-of-origin-communication/ Yavor GeorgievProgram ManagerConnected Framework