Today was MIX’s last day, and it’s almost painful to have to leave. I can’t believe how fast it went, how packed with information it was, and how many great people I had the chance to meet. To all of you, I want to say thanks for the great time I spent here. The organization was, as usual, spotless. Now I have so much information to process and sort, this will keep me busy for a long time… Oh how I hope to make it to MIX08 ;)
Extending the Browser Programming Model with Silverlight
Additionally, WCF also supports JSON: The SoapHttpClientProtocol is actually using JSON, with the MIME type “application/json” and supports synch and async communication. SO using WCF; SIlverlight can communicate with ASP.NET application services.
Also, Silverlight provides access to the IsolatedStorage. A great use for that feature: A “super cookie”: What you save in IsolatedStorage from one web browser can be retrieved from another web browser running on the same PC. Ever wanted to share information between IE and Firefox? Well, just save it in an isolated file in one browser, and retrieve it from the IsolatedStorage in the other browser!
Finally, an OpenFileDialog is provided, and allows a much better support for simultanous uploads to the server. Security was observed, and the OpenFileDialog provides read-only access to the selected file. Additionally, no path information is provided to the Silverlight application, only the file name.
Voilà, it’s time for me to get back to reality. I’ll be headed to Chicago first, where we have our US headquarters, and where I will spend two days with my US colleagues on the project. On Friday evening I get back to Switzerland.
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