Web service or XML !

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  1. Berrabah
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    Posted 07 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    I wanna create two applications, the first for the server and the second one is an application windows phone but to get data from the server what should i use xml or webservice ,WCF !!
    And for the server to what should  I use : WPF, windows form or asp.net , silverlight !!!
    Thank you so match
  2. Eugeniy
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    Posted 25 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    I think the better choise is SilverLight for the server ('cause windows phone uses silverlight too, and you can share some code between projects).
    As for service, use WCF. If you are working with database - use DomainService.
  3. Lancelot
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    Posted 25 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Berrabah,

    I agree with Eugeniy on using WCF for the webservice, however I recommend that you use WPF for the desktop application. This way you'll still be able to run it on windows 8 with the least amount of complications.

    WPF offers the same XAML code re-usability between the phone, and Windows 8. It would be the highest compatibility level between the two. (Also, it's good to know that Silverlight and WPF have about 99% XAML reuse)

    Good Luck,
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