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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Silverlight Object Binding in Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

Visual Studio 2010 provides drag-and-drop data binding from the Data Sources window in Silverlight applications. The Data Sources window simplifies the process of creating data-bound controls to present application data to users. This example shows how to display data from 2 related business objects in a Silverlight application. For a video version of this blog…

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Accessing Master-Detail Data through ADO.NET Data Service in a Silverlight Application (Part 1)

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta2, users can add data sources to a Silverlight application using the Data Source Configuration Wizard. The added data source is shown in the Data Sources tool window, and can be drag-dropped to Silverlight designer, with data-bound controls automatically generated. In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps of creating…

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Easier Sync

If you’ve been using Data Source Configuration Wizard since Visual Studio 2005, you’ll notice that with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, there’s a “small” change – on Choose Your Database Objects page, a new checkbox would allow you to “enable local database caching”: This checkbox will be available if the current connection is to…

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Some error messages when you use the Data Source Configuration Wizard in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

After you install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, in some situations, when you try to use Data Source Configuration Wizard to create a connection, you may see the following error messages, Error message 1: Could not load type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.SyncFacade.SyncManager’ from assembly Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataDesign.SyncDesigner.DslPackage, Version = 9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKey Token=b03f5f7f11d50a3a Error message 2: The type…

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