This was originally posted on the msdn forum but it doesn't seem to get much traffic...
I have have a WCF service call to the server to enumerate the available Xaps that can be downloaded from the server using the DeploymentCatalog in Silverlight. Currently I am just returning the name of the file back to the client. I would
like to also on the server side query the Xap for metadate information to get such things like an image for an icon, an ordinal to dictate the order that the plugin should show up in the silverlight UI etc.
Is this something I can use MEF to do? ie. Can I crack open the XAP from the server side to access this information?
I had looked at the Lazy<T, M> option but from what I can tell it needs to download the Xap from the server before it knows anything about the metadata from the different Xap files. I want to avoid the download until the user explicitly
needs to load that feature. Correct me if I am wrong.