Two worlds of Dynamic Data customization: generic vs schema specific

There are many ways to customize a ASP.NET Dynamic Data site, which can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to newcomers.  Before deciding what customization makes sense for you, it is important to understand the two major buckets that they fall into: Generic customization: things that apply generically to any table/column. Schema specific customization: things that…

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Time for a new useless blog subtitle

For the longest time, I had set my blog subtitle to “Dynamic Data and other ASP.NET topics”, which some might argue would not have won any originality contests.  On the bright side, it was a fine match for my equally original blog title: “David Ebbo’s blog”. So I went on a quest for a new…

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Using Dynamic Data with multiple databases

Most Dynamic Data web sites typically only use a single database, with either a Linq To Sql or Entity Framework model over it.  But in some cases, you need your site to use multiple databases/models.  This came up today in this forum thread.  In fact, the original poster (Chris) is the one that came up…

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Handling database exceptions in Dynamic Data

This post was prompted from a forum thread in which the user wanted to display database errors in a Dynamic Data page, instead of the default behavior that ends up with an unhandled exception (or an AJAX error with partial rendering). When using Linq To Sql, this can be done fairly easily in a couple…

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