Finally, my blog is here

I’ve signed up for MSDN blog using many of my email addresses, but couldn’t find where to start writing. Then I got to know that, as a MS-FTE, you need to ask for permission to write blogs on MSDN. After a few steps, here I am finally! So, this blog site will be my work-related…

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Using ASP.NET MVC 4 Single Page Application template with Visual Studio 11 Beta

If you have just installed Visual Studio 11 Beta (Ultimate, Professiona, Premium or Express), you may find that now when creating a new ASP.NET MVC 4 Web application, you have two more options to choose from, one of which is called “Single Page Application” (SPA). So what does SPA template do and how do I…

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Have trouble with JSON and Soap endpoint? LinqToSql data context not shown in the Domain Service wizard?

Some customers have run into an issue that their RIA Services app used to work fine, but for some reason the app based on JSON or Soap endpoint no longer works and the domain service wizard is not displaying LinqToSql data context anymore. If you’ve seen the same thing, the reason might be that you’ve recently uninstalled…

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Configure your server to host RIA Service app using Windows Authentication

If you are using the WCF RIA Services PDC bits and your app is using windows authentication with ASP.NET built-in user management system, make sure you do the following steps to your hosting server: 1. Open IIS manager, browse to the vitual directory of your app, disable all other authentication modes except Windows Authentication mode 2. Set the…

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Configure WCF RIA services code generator to use full type names

There are customers who have plugged in data model that share the same type names with .NET types and RIA Services reserved types, such as “entitiy”, “decimal”, etc. They’ll find that the solution will not compile due to the name conflict. For our PDC releases, we have introduced a small feature called “Codegen uses full type names”. What it…

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Mix 09 and Microsoft .NET Ria Services

I believe that lots of people have watched the keynote speech given by Scottgu at MIX 09 conference. In Scott’s demo, he showed fairly quick and simple implementations for multi-tier Line-of-Business applications in Silverlight, using a Microsoft framework called .Net Ria Services. I, as a tester, am so proud of being a member of the .Net Ria Service team. I…

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Make Calendar control bigger or smaller in Silverlight 2, how?

As is known, Calendar is fixed-size control in Silverlight 2, since the sizes of the header buttons and day buttons within Calendar are pre-defined in the Calendar template. However, web developers may want a bigger or smaller Calendar on their web pages, making them well balanced in terms of layout and structure so that they are…

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The revolution, from mse to sdet …

I’ve decided to write something about my little “history”, that is, how I converted from a material scientist and engineer (MSE) to software development engineer in test (SDET) at microsoft. (A big jump, isn’t it? :)) Well, I came to the U.S. in the year of 2001, with a master’s degree in Textile Engineering. Are…

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Types supported by Windows Azure Table Storage Domain Service

Kyle has several blog posts explaning how to use Windows Azure Table Storage (WATS) Domain Service, the support of which comes from WCF RIA Services Toolkit. Below is a list of types that are currently working with WATS Domain Service.   Type Working with WATS int Yes string Yes int Yes Int32 Yes Int64 Yes Guid Yes bool Yes long Yes…