Consuming WCF services in Silverlight using Async CTP

Here is a small sample of how you can consume WCF services using the new Async CTP features.

Example, filling a listbox with categories of some sort.

private async void FillCategories()
{
    var client = new MyServiceReference.MyServiceClient();
    //yield untill all categories have been fetched.
    var categories = await client.GetCategoriesTaskAsync();
    categoriesListBox.DataContext = categories;
}

..elsewhere..

//this extension makes it possible to get a Task of T back from our service client
public static class MyServiceClientExtensions
{
    public static Task<IList<Category>> 
                GetCategoriesTaskAsync(this MyServiceClient client)
    {
        var taskCompletion = new TaskCompletionSource<IList<Category>>();
        client.GetCategoriesCompleted += (s, e) =>
                {
                    if (e.Error != null)
                        taskCompletion.TrySetException(e.Error);
                    else
                        taskCompletion.TrySetResult(e.Result);
                };
        client.GetCategoriesAsync();

        return taskCompletion.Task;
    }  
}

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