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  • Blog Post: Deployment Guide: How to Configure a Web Server to Host LightSwitch Applications

    Note: This information has been updated since original posting and now applies to Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 RTM. For information on deployment enhancements with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 (LightSwitch V2) please see LightSwitch IIS Deployment Enhancements in Visual Studio 2012. Visual...
  • Blog Post: N-Tier Application Patterns with Entity Framework

    This month’s MSDN Magazine has a particularly good article in there by Danny Simmons , Development Manager on the Entity Framework team, on N-Tier Application Patterns with Entity Framework   that I recommend reading through. He explains the design considerations you need to take into account when...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services - Building an Excel Client

    Last few posts I've been building a WPF client against ADO.NET Data Services, if you missed them: Using ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Data Services - Building a WPF Client ADO.NET Data Services - Enforcing FK Associations and a Fix for Deleting Entities ADO.NET Data Services - Intercepting Queries and...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services - Intercepting Queries and Adding Validation

    Last few posts I've been building a WPF client against ADO.NET Data Services, if you missed them: Using ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Data Services - Building a WPF Client ADO.NET Data Services - Enforcing FK Associations and a Fix for Deleting Entities Today I want to show you how we...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services - Enforcing FK Associations and a Fix for Deleting Entities

    Last post I described one way to build a smart client in WPF against ADO.NET Data Services. In this example we are editing the products table and associating them to categories in the categories table from Northwind. In the Northwind database the CategoryID on the Products table allows nulls so that...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Data Services - Building a WPF Client

    In my last post I introduced ADO.NET Data Services and how you can easily expose your data model via RESTful services that support the basic CRUD (Create,Retrieve,Update,Delete) operations. Basic CRUD database operations map well to the familiar HTTP verbs POST, GET, MERGE, DELETE and the framework takes...
  • Blog Post: Data on the Smart Client Talk at Bay.NET UG

    Last night I spoke to SF Bay.NET user's group on Data Binding in Winforms and WPF, focusing on Line-of-Business (LOB) application scenarios. I showed how you can use the same data sources with Winforms and WPF, walking through binding scenarios with DataSets, custom object collections and some LINQ to...
  • Blog Post: LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client - Part 3 Database Transactions

    In my previous posts this week I showed how to build a simple distributed application with a Windows client, a WCF hosted middle-tier and a data access layer that used LINQ to SQL: LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client - Part 1 Building the Middle-Tier LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client - Part 2 Building the...
  • Blog Post: LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client - Part 2 Building the Client

    In my last post we built the service and data access layer for our LINQ to SQL N-Tier application. In this post we'll walk through building a very simple Windows client form that works with our middle-tier. Adding the Service Reference Now that we have our middle-tier built it's time to add the...
  • Blog Post: LINQ to SQL N-Tier Smart Client - Part 1 Building the Middle-Tier

    In my previous posts on LINQ to SQL I showed how to build LINQ to SQL classes and set up the data binding in your Windows applications. If you missed them: Related Data Binding and ComboBoxes with LINQ to SQL Creating Lookup Lists with LINQ to SQL One-To-Many (Master-Detail) Forms with LINQ...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Building N-tier Applications

    I've been getting a lot of mails lately from people trying to build n-tier applications with Visual Studio 2008. Luckily, VS now makes it much easier to build these kinds of applications which have pretty much become the "norm" these days. Here's a feed of items I'm building that should help you get...
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