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MSDN Article - Using Silverlight and Web Services for SharePoint Server 2010 Data Access

— Raul teaches developers how to manage and access data from Microsoft Silverlight in SharePoint.

By Raul Rodila
Posted: April 15, 2015

Summary: Learn how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 web services to access and manage data from Microsoft Silverlight. Specifically, learn how to use Silverlight with SharePoint web services to retrieve and update list items and to upload list attachments.

This article uses the following scenario to explain how to use SharePoint 2010 web services to access and manage data from Microsoft Silverlight.

The Adventure Works marketing department managed its assets through a SharePoint team site. The team decided to improve the user experience and provide a rich user interface. Now, they use Silverlight to browse and administer approved graphical assets for their products. Marketing department members use SharePoint workflows and a tasks list to create requests for new assets from the graphic design team. After the graphic design team submits the asset, the contents of the asset are reviewed first by the marketing team, and then by the legal team before the assets are made available to the broader company as approved versions. A simple sequential workflow built in Visual Studio marks the asset as approved after the legal and marketing approval dates are set. The example in this article has a view and edit mode for assets that are in the assets list, and uses the SharePoint WebServices API to manage the items in this list.

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Using Silverlight and Web Services for SharePoint Server 2010 Data Access