LIDNUG: Silverlight Ready for Business and .NET RIA Services Presentation – Demo Posted

I had a great time at the LinkedIn Users’ Group meeting… the only down side is that I missed the really bad pizza’s that most User’s Groups offer ;-) 

Here is the demo (and demo steps) I did…  Download.

I’ll post the recording when it gets uploaded as well.

A couple of follow-ups:

  • There was a question about creating your own DomainService for a custom DAL… I’d recommend checking out my DataSet and WCF examples as well as the full source code for the LinqToSqlDomainService
  • Someone asked about offline: Check out Nikhil’s Mix talk.. he covers offline there and printing!  I think he will be updating those demos to current bits next week.
  • For the question about custom auth support… check out my recent blog post on how I create a simple custom auth provider.
  • Someone asked about navigation to dynamically loaded pages.. check out David Poll’s blog
  • Someone asked about doing the Data validation without RIA Services on the server… check out my post
  • There was a question about data validation without using the validation custom attributes.  We have great example of that with the Xml Provider

What questions did a miss??


Comments (5)

  1. VeeMat says:

    Hi Brad,

    The download link is not working?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Vee Mat

  2. BradA says:

    Hmm… it seems to be working now, can you try again?

  3. MichaelD! says:


    Here’s a question that I can’t seem answered (officially from your team) on the forums: Are you guys planning on supporting entity inheritance in RIA Services for RTW?  It seems like such an important requirement for application development that it would be silly to launch a product that doesn’t support it.

    We’ve been complaining on the forums for a while now about it but we haven’t heard anything from the team and it would be great to get some official feedback/commentary on this topic.

    Love your posts… at the risk of blasphemy, it looks like you’re starting to take over Mr. Guthrie’s spot. 🙂

    Thanks for any insight you can provide,


  4. BradA says:

    MichaelD – Yes, we see inhertance as very important…  Next weeek we will be reviewing a design for this… The big thing we have to work out is a fairly large test cost for it…  Any volunteers to help us test it? 😉

  5. Colin Blair says:

    Ha, I think most of the regular visitors to the RIA Services forum would be willing to help test it.