.NET RIA Services Part 1: When to Use It

I’ve started using the July 2009 preview of .NET RIA Services (which really could use a better name, btw) in my engagement and have become quite a big fan. The first question my coworkers asked when I started telling them about it was “When should I use it instead of WCF?”  Hopefully by the end…

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Silverlight DataGrid: Custom Columns in Code

Scott Morrison has some excellent posts on specifying columns in a Silverlight DataGrid, but he defines all the columns in XAML.  But what if you wanted to define the columns at runtime in code? First, let’s follow Scott’s setup to get a basic DataGrid displaying. N.B. if you’re using the July 2009 version of the…

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