Visual Studio 2010 Localized Code Samples Available!

Visual Studio 2010 Localized Code Samples for all Visual Studio supported languages are now available on the Web! You can find the samples by clicking on Help->Samples menu directly from within Visual Studio 2010. And then click on Visual Studio 2010 Samples link on the following page. Or, you can directly use following links to…

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SQL Azure Support in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 supports data connections to SQL Azure, query designing, data manipulation, and data binding operations in your C#/VB applications. Connecting to a SQL Azure Database SQL Azure can be viewed as a subset of SQL Server 2008. Therefore, when you add a SQL Azure data connection inside Visual Studio (using .NET Framework Data…

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Walkthrough of creating association between Sharepoint BDC entities using Visual Studio 2010

Here comes our third blog in BDC serials Walkthrough of creating association between Sharepoint BDC entities using Visual Studio 2010. This time we will show how to create Association between Sharepoint BDC entities using Visual Studio 2010 and use Business Data Web Parts to display the data and the association in SharePoint page. “Up till…

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Deploy your BDC model to a specific BCS Service using Visual Studio 2010

Please read on this blog post if you want to deploy a BDC model to the desired SharePoint BCS service or if you ever run into issues like below… “When deploying a BDC model in Visual Studio 2010, some people may see this error message “… There is no default Business Data Connectivity Service Proxy…

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Class Designer PowerToys for Visual Studio 2010 is Released

Class Designer PowerToys for Visual Studio 2010 is released today! It provides a bunch of enhancements to Visual Studio 2010 Class Designer. Click here to download it now. It has many cool features like pan/zoom window, floating properties window, fast navigation, etc. You could find the detailed feature list in its help document which is…

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WPF-EDM: Binding to Stored Procedures

Using Stored Procedures to Convert Database Data When building WPF database applications, you might not want to display the raw data retrieved from data tables directly. Instead, you want to convert the raw data to make it more meaningful to display. You could convert the data in your WPF applications, or you could implement the…

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No-Build Experience Enhancement in WCF RIAServices 1.0 RTW

Introduction   In the WCF RIA Services PDC release, Live IntelliSense was first introduced to enable no-build experience for RIA Services development.  More information about this feature can be found in: Live IntelliSense in WCF RIA Services for VS2010.   In the WCF RIA Services 1.0 RTW release, the feature has been extended to support…

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Data Validation in Silverlight

In this blog, I will show you three approaches to do data validation in Silverlight. Sample Scenario: Let’s say I have a UI for users to enter their registration information for my website. When user input the email address in the UI below, I want to check if the format is valid or not. If…

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Silverlight 4 Tools for VS2010 and WCF RIA Services 1.0 Released!

This is the final release for Silverlight 4 Tools for VS2010, WCF RIA Services 1.0 runtime and tools. A bunch of new features were introduced into this release, . Let’s take the Data Source Window (used for data-binding UI generation) outputs as an example. With the new release, you will see an icon (which looks like a…

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