Currency Converter v2 – Now on Caffeine!

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    Trancecoder

    Are you seriously advocating the use of screen-scraping? Not only is that notoriously unstable (one change in the MSN markup and your app stops working) but I'm pretty sure it violates the ToS for virtually all Microsoft web properties.

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    Keith_Flo

    Actually, I think the opposite is true ... MS, as you likely know, is allowing devs to deeply integrate various services (without charge) in their paid apps .. Bing maps, translation etc ..  all you need is a free developer app key .. some 'REST' and odata based services are available too ... and a number of other companies (like twitter and Netflix and many others) are providing open javascript accessible apis that return Json or XML ...

    Your other point is valid .. it is a quite brittle approach ... but the fact is unless you own the data you always have the issue of somebody changing the api or format.

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    Pedro Lamas

    @Trancecoder, I do not advocate in using screen scraping (at least if it's done directly by the application and not through some controlled middle web-service), but your missing the point here: this is a beginner article on how to use build a small and pratical MVVM application for Windows Phone 7!

    It is not meant to be an excellent application, it's meant to be a good (I hope!) tutorial! Wink

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    redtitle

    Hi!Excuseme, where´s the source?

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    Pedro Lamas

    @redtitle: The download link was on the top right of the page, pointing to http://currency.codeplex.com/  Wink

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    Money Rate Exchange Calculator

    this blog is good and nice and have more knowledge about conversion

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