Create a Staging .NET Backend for Testing

Debugging on your Live Service is bad!  For instance if you are breaking in the debugger while one of your users is trying to get data, that call will likely timeout.  Also it is difficult to isolate an issue if multiple unplanned requests are coming into your service.  If you have some things you need…

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.NET Backend helpful links

  Quickstart: Add a mobile service (.NET backend) – covers debugging etc… Use this for debugging first. How to use controllers to access data in mobile services (.NET backend) – Shows how to add new Tables and Models How to create custom APIs and scheduled jobs in a mobile service (.NET backend) Mobile Services .NET…

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Setting up Eclipse for Windows Azure Mobile Services Development

There were no detailed instructions for this and I ran into some problems when following our tutorial for this so here are my super easy to follow instructions.  I did this on Windows 8.1 64bit OS installed in a Hyper-V VM.  These instructions are for the 64 bit environment (I did not try the 32…

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Attaching to a Windows Azure Mobile Services database in ASP.NET

The preferred way to talk to the database you are using for you Windows Azure Mobile Services is through the REST APIs and by using the Clients we supply for you.  The reason you should go through the REST APIs is to ensure you are hitting the Scripts you defined in your Mobile Service.  I…

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Use PasswordVault to Store Your Tokens–Windows Azure Mobile Services

There was no end to end sample of how you might use the PasswordVault to store your JWT used for user authentication in Mobile Services.  I created this class to be used with your Windows Store app. Copy Code: using Microsoft.WindowsAzure.MobileServices; using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Text; using System.Threading.Tasks; using Windows.Security.Credentials; namespace MobileServices.Samples.Authentication…

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Using Parameters with Tables for Different Views – Windows Azure Mobile Services

In my two previous posts I discussed how to move your table filter logic server side, and how to use Virtual tables to get different views of data.  In this blog post I will show you how to pass parameters to you read script to get different views of the data. In this example, the…

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Using Virtual Tables for Different Views – Windows Azure Mobile Services

Building on my last post (Move Your Client Logic to the Server – Windows Azure Mobile Services) I will show you how to create a Virtual (or dummy) table to give you a different view of your TodoItem table.  This Virtual table will not contain any records however. In this case, let’s assume you did…

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Move Your Client Logic to the Server – Windows Azure Mobile Services

The Client Libraries for Windows Azure Mobile Services are powerful and allow you to embed logic within your client application.  The quickstart and sample applications give you a great overview on how to implement logic on the client to get the view of data you would like in the client application.  A different architecture for…

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How to troubleshoot Windows Azure Mobile Services

Undoubtedly when developing application using Windows Azure Mobile Services you will get unexpected results.  This guide will help you isolate and troubleshoot the most common errors that you will encounter.  This post is not intended to solve you issues but help you isolate and simplify the problem so you can dig in deeper or engage…

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Use Fiddler to Retrieve Data from your Windows Azure Mobile Service

Fiddler is a powerful tool that can help you isolate problems with your Windows Azure Mobile Service.  You can quickly eliminate your client code from the equation and start troubleshooting issues with this tool.  Here is how you can quickly test to see if you can fetch data stored in your Mobile Services! Install Fiddler…

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