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Smart Clients: Build A Windows Forms Control To Consume And Render WSRP Portlets

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Smart client apps use local resources, provide a rich client experience, and support intelligent install mechanisms. Web services offer powerful interoperability and integration features. Find out how to combine them to develop integrated apps that incorporate data from disconnected sources.

Carl Nolan

MSDN Magazine February 2006




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