First off I want to be clear I am using the Silverlight Client Side Object Model in solution. So I cannot use objects/properties from the server object model.
What I am trying to do is get the plain text value of a field that is an enhanced rich text field. I know that I can use a RegEx to strip out the HTML, that is not what I am looking for as I would also have to deal with the character entities, etc. I am sure that I can find something pre-canned on the Internet but I would like to know if there is a native way of doing this in the CSOM.
I have tried some of the strategies in this thread (rich text to plain text), but have not managed to adapt them to the Silverlight CSOM.