10 Things Silverlight Devs Need to Know About the Windows Runtime: Listing 1.

Making a call in Silverlight with WebClient.

void SearchBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
  {
    string topic = txtSearchTopic.Text;
    string diggUrl = String.Format(
      "http://services.digg.com/stories/topic/{0}?count=20&appkey=http%3A%2F%2Fscottgu.com", 
      topic);
    
    // Initiate Async Network call to Digg
    WebClient diggService = new WebClient();
    
    diggService.DownloadStringCompleted += new   
      DownloadStringCompletedEventHandler(
      DiggService_DownloadStoriesCompleted);
    diggService.DownloadStringAsync(new Uri(diggUrl));
  } 
  void DiggService_DownloadStoriesCompleted(object sender, 
    DownloadStringCompletedEventArgs e)
  {  
    if (e.Error == null)
    {
      // Call a Method that parses the XML data. 
      DisplayStories(e.Result);
    }
  }

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