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…


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…


Workaround to Data Source Window not populating RIA Services Domain Context Objects

Recently, we found a bug that hidden in the WCF RIA Services RC release setup authoring, which causes the Data Source Window cannot populate RIA Services Domain Context objects, and the Live IntelliSense doesn’t work. This only happens when the VS2010 is not installed in the default VS installation path. For example, if your default…


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…


Building Look-Up Binding with the VS Data Source Window

About six months ago, Milind wrote a post about how to leverage the Data Source Window to build look-up binding. In that article, Milind briefly described one way to do that through drag-and-drop. In this post, I’ll show you different ways to use the Data Source Window and build look-up binding through easy drag-and-drop gesture….


Build Your Own Custom Controls for WPF & Silverlight Data Binding

As posted in our previous articles, Visual Studio 2010 offers “Drag and Drop Data Binding” for WPF and Silverlight Applications. Using this feature, you can create data-bound controls by dragging items from the Data Source Window to the WPF or Silverlight Designer. As you’ve probably noticed, in Data Source Window you can select the item…


The Data Source Window Support in WCF RIA Services

WCF RIA Services Beta was announced at PDC09 one week ago. It contains a lot of runtime support to make the experience of building a web business application much easier using Silverlight. Besides, there are also some tooling supports to help developers write less trivial code but to make the application work as expected. The…


Integrate SharePoint List Data in Your WPF Application

With the SharePoint 2010 Beta came out of the door, one of the exciting news is that it allows developers to access SharePoint List Data using ADO.Net Data Service 1.5. If you are familiar with Data Service Client programming mode (we have already posted some articles here), it will be very easy to integrate SharePoint…


WPF Data Binding: How to Bind DataSet to WPF Designer

WPF Data Binding: How to Bind DataSet to WPF Designer In our previous posts, we mostly used the Entity Data Model as the ORM (Object-relational mapping) layer for the WPF Data Binding scenarios. Meanwhile, since DataSet is used broadly, we also provide the DataSet as a supported DataSource in the Data Binding stories. Following is…