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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Entity Data Model: working with foreign key when you don’t have it

It’s been debatable whether to include FK (foreign key) columns in the conceptual model. That’s why in Visual Studio 2010, a checkbox is added to Entity Data Model Wizard, so that the decision is left to the developers. While I was playing with it yesterday, I found FK particularly useful in the following scenario. The…

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Build Your Own Navigation Bar in WPF with Insert / Save / Delete Action

Some time ago, we built a navigation bar for our WPF application to navigate data. We can make it even more powerful, and add CRUD support into it. Because we are using Entity Data Framework, it’s pretty easy to achieve this. Don’t believe it? Let’s first add the following buttons into our navigation bar we…

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WPF Data Binding: Lookup tables

A few weeks ago I wrote about creating a master-details form, where we looked at an example of a database used for tracking orders, as part of an order management system. We had used the Customers and Orders tables and built a master-details form that showed a list of customers and for each selected customer,…

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WPF Sample on CodeGallery

The MSDN CodeGallery now has VB and C# sample for WPF data bindinghttp://code.msdn.microsoft.com/WPFDatabindingThis is a sample of a WPF application and includes data binding, data validation, lookup binding. The solution is VS2010 Beta1 based, but the application uses .NET Framework 3.5.See also: Beth Massi’s WPF Forms over data videos using VS2008

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Visual Studio 2010 Data Resources to Chew On

Sine we released Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to the public on Wednesday (as Yang mentioned here) I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the resources we have published to help you get started building business apps in your shiny copy of VS2010 Beta 1. Teams are really thirsty for feedback, so…


WPF Data Binding: Creating a Master-Details form in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Beta is released. Late last year we had released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of VS2010. At that time I had written about some improvements to the data binding improvements for WPF. The Beta has many more and we will discuss them on this blog in a series of posts. In my…

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Building WPF Business Applications using Entity Framework

I’ve been writing a lot about building WPF business applications with Entity Framework using Visual Studio 2008. If you’re just starting this type of development you may want to read the following: Data Binding WPF Lookup Combobox Values to EF Entities Notifying the UI when Entity References Change in Lookup Using the WPF ObservableCollection with…


Channel 9 Interview: WPF Improvements in VS2010 for Business Apps

Today I posted a new interview on Channel 9 on WPF Improvements in Visual Studio 2010 for Building Business Apps. At the MVP Summit a few weeks ago, Italian MVP Alessandro del Sole was so excited about the new WPF features in Visual Studio 2010 that he asked me if he could interview Milind Lele…