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Continuing in our series, I wanted to touch on how a RIA Services can be exposed as a Soap\WSDL service. This is very useful if you want to enable the exact same business logic\data access logic for clients other than Silverlight. For example to a WinForms application or WPF or even a console application.  SOAP is a particularly good model for interop with the Java\JEE world as well. First you need to add a reference to Microsoft.ServiceModel.DomainSerivves.Hosting.EndPoints assembly from the RIA Services toolkit. Then you need to edit the endpoints section of the domainserivces config in web.config  file.  Below I am showing the SOAP and OData endpoints enabled. more)

Business Apps Example for Silverlight 3 RTM

With Silverlight 3 shipping and a brand new update to .NET RIA Services I thought I would update the example from my Mix09 talk “building business applications with Silverlight 3”. You can watch the original  video of the full session  The demo requires (all 100% free and always free): VS2008 SP1 (Which includes Sql Express 2008) Silverlight 3 RTM .NET RIA Services July '09 Preview  (optional for this part of the demo) Also, download the full demo files and check out the running application. Today, we will talk about Professional Feel..  Professional Feel Business applications need ... (more)

Business Apps for Silverlight 3 RTM: POCO and Authentication Provider

I have gotten lots of good comments on my series updating my Mix09 talk “building business applications with Silverlight 3”.  Some customers have asked about the “live” version I have running on one of Scott Haneslman’s servers (thanks Scott!) The demo requires (all 100% free and always free): VS2008 SP1 (Which includes Sql Express 2008) Silverlight 3 RTM .NET RIA Services July '09 Preview Also, download the full demo files and, of course, check out the running application. Scott gave me a FTP access and a web server, but I didn’t want to hassle with setting up a database (thoug... (more)

Silverlight 3 RTM and .NET RIA Services wirth NHibernate

I am having a blast with the series where I am updating my simple Mix 09 Business Application demo.  In this part, I wanted to explore one of the most popular data access solution for .NET – NHibernate.  Many customers finds that the flexibility of NHibernate makes it easier for them to build maintainable and testable applications.  As an aside, I think NHibernate is an excellent example of the vibrant open source community on .NET that I’d like to support.  You can see the full series here. The demo requires (all 100% free and always free): VS2008 SP1 Silverlight 3 RTM .NET RIA... (more)

Field Level Access with RIA Services

RIA Developer's Journal on Ulitzer There are lots of reason you may need to customize the access to given fields within an entity.  For example, HIPPA compliance requires that some data not be exposed to only employees with a need to know.   It is often not sufficient to just NOT show the data in the Silverlight client, you need to not even send it over the wire. This example works with Silverlight 4\RIA Services Beta and Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 I built a very simple RIA Services + Silverlight 4 example to show how this could be done.   First, let’s run the app, then we can loo... (more)