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The Offline Application Block is intended to serve as an architectural model for developers who want to add offline capabilities to their smart client applications. The block demonstrates how to:

  • Detect the presence or absence of network connectivity.
  • Cache the required data so that the application can continue to function even when the network connection is not available.
  • Synchronize the client application state and/or data with the server when the network connection becomes available.

Available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/offline.asp

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