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… Read more

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 service reference… Read more

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 to SQL Simple… Read more

New Community Article – Using Business Objects with WCF

There’s a new article up on the VB Dev Center by Rob Windsor, a follow up from his first Getting Started with WCF article, called Using Custom Business Objects with Windows Communication Foundation. Rob explains how to serialize your own custom business objects using WCF DataContracts and what issues you may run into in Visual… Read more

Using My.Settings and WCF Configuration with the Interop Forms Toolkit

Recently I received a question from a customer asking how to get an Interop User control developed with the Interop Forms Toolkit to be able to read the application configuration settings (app.config) in order to call a WCF service. (If you’re unfamiliar with how to develop Interop user controls you can read these posts and watch… Read more

Channel 9 Interview – John Stallo on Building N-Tier Applications in VS 2008

I just posted an interview on Channel 9 with John Stallo talking about some cool tools in Visual Studio 2008 that will help you build simple N-Tier applications. Thanks to Kathleen again for helping with the shoot! This time we got fancy and used two camera angles ;-): Building N-Tier Applications in Visual Studio 2008In… Read more

New Community Article Just Posted – Getting Started with WCF

Kerby just posted Rob Windsor’s first article onto the community page on the Visual Basic Developer Center. In this article Rob walks us through creating our first WCF service, hosts and client. If you’re just getting started with Windows Communication Foundation in .NET 3.0, this is a great place to start. Rob is a Visual Basic… Read more