In this short video, CSD MVP Aaron Skonnard
the viewer through different techniques for processing messages using the new HttpClient class that ships with the new WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2.
In this screencast, Aaron builds on the simple Twitter command shell application
started in the previous HttpClient screencast
and used through this series. To process the messages (both XML and JSON), Aaron layers a data contract over the incoming message, to allow the .NET developer to work with the content in a strong typed, dot-notation
fashion. After demonstrating how to hand-craft the .NET objects, Aaron demonstrates how to use the new 'Paste XML as Serializable Type' command to automatically generate the .NET classes from a sample Twitter XML response.
For additional information on the WCF REST Starter Kit, please check out the REST in WCF Dev Center on MSDN
.NET Endpoint team blog
. For more information on classes offered by Aaron and the PluralSight folks, check out their catalog of
instructor led courses
and new online courses
that cover a variety of Microsoft technologies, ranging from .NET v3.5 to WSS to BizTalk server.