Multiple application services in one RIA Services app

I’ve been able to set up multiple application services for one RIA Services app, while each application services have its own user definition and rules for authentication. I’ve heard customers wanting this kind of configuration for their sites, for example, a standard user authentication mechanism co-exists in their app with another one that’s for VIP users only, with different…


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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Make your app work on the server – WCF RIA Services ServerOnlyInstall and BinDeployment

There are two mode to deploy your WCF RIA Services app and make it work on the server. – One mode is set “copy local” to false in Visual Studio and install WCF RIA Services to the product server. Step 1: Download WCF RIA Services MSI Step 2: Open a command prompt with Administrator previledge, type…


The coolest map ever!

Seriously, the new bing map beta is the coolest map I’ve ever seen, and even better, its presentation layer uses Silverlight! You can do easy zoom in/out and the quality of images is good. I especially like the new features such as current traffic (which shows the locations of road construction sites) and photoosync, how…


WCF RIA Services Beta and WCF RIA Services Preview for Visual Studio 2010

At PDC 2009, ScottGu have announced the release of WCF RIA Services Beta, that works with Visual Studio 2008 SP1/Visual Web Developer SP1. You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=76bb3a07-3846-4564-b0c3-27972bcaabce&displaylang=en This MSI itself is not localized, however, you can install it to eight non-ENU VS/VWD 2008 SP1 on top of Silverlight 3. The eight non-ENU platforms…


Microsoft .NET RIA Services install

Recently I’ve seen a lot of customers complaining that they could not install .NET Ria Services successfully. Note that you need to have either English visual studio 2008 SP1 or English visual web developer 2008 SP1 installed on your machine, along with Microsoft Silverlight 3 runtime, tools and SDK. For the most recent publicly released MSI, i.e….


Company meeting 2009

I went to the company meeting of this year at the Safeco field. I really liked the talk and demo from the Bing search team. After the meeting, I am pretty jazzed up again. I think Microsoft is heading to a greater future, with terrific products such as Win7, Windows Server 2008 R2 etc being offered…


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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