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 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…


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…


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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