ADO.NET Data Services and Silverlight make a powerful combination, but to make them work well together, there are a few things you need to understand. Here, John Papa explains.
MSDN Magazine April 2009
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LINQ's ability to project randomly shaped data into anonymous types can be a blessing and a source of frustration, says Julie Lerman. It's great when you just need to grab a special view of your data, but it can be problematic in certain circumstances. She explains what the limitations are and how to get around them.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
In this month's column, John Papa shows you how the DataForm control works and how it can be customized.ÃÂ He presents in detail a sample application that uses several features to bind, navigate, edit and validate data using the DataForm.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
In this month's column, the author shows how binary encoding works, the effect it has on an application's performance, and how it behaves by demonstrating it in action.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
Silverlight 2 applications are restricted to running inside a browser. However, Silverlight 3 applications can run inside the browser or out. Here we build a social networking app as a standalone Silverlight 3 application.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
.NET RIA Services provides a set of server components and ASP.NET extensions such as authentication, roles, and profile management. We'll show you how they work.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
Here we build a syndicated news reader application to illustrate the use of isolated storage and data syndication in Silverlight.
MSDN Magazine February 2009
John Papa tackles questions about calling services from Silverlight 2 applications.
MSDN Magazine November 2008
ADO.NET Data Services provide Web-accessible endpoints that allow you to filter, sort, shape, and page data without having to build that functionality yourself.
MSDN Magazine September 2008
Here John Papa demonstrates how to build a Silverlight 2 user interface that communicates through WCF to interact with business entities and a database.
Reporting has always been one of the dark arts of development. The tools typically seem to do just enough to get you to a certain point, then leave you to find workarounds to solve more complex issues.
MSDN Magazine July 2006
Many applications require some degree of integration with a reporting tool. A good solution, SQL ServerT Reporting Services 2005, provides Web-based reports and can be integrated into both WindowsÃÂ® Forms and Web-based applications.
MSDN Magazine June 2006
Learn how to use the AtomPub protocol to pump up your blogs. Chris Sells includes a practical demonstration of mapping so you can expose a standard AtomPub service from a Web site and use Windows Live Writer to provide a rich editing experience against the service.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
Julie Lerman shows database administrators how to limit access to databases from the Entity Framework by allowing it to work only with views and stored procedures instead of tables-without impacting application code or alienating developers.
Let go of your traditional relational database thinking if you want to understand how Windows Azure Table storage works, says Julie Lerman. Luckily for you, she's done the hard work to grasp the new concepts and help you get up to speed.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
Elisa Flasko takes you through a sample weblog application to demonstrate how new improvements in Entity Framework and WCF Data Services work together to simplify the way data is modeled, consumed and produced in Visual Studio 2010.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
Adaptive streaming addresses the problem of smooth content delivery and decoding. We walk you through the basics of IIS Smooth Streaming and demonstrate how you can manipulate audio, video and caption data in your own Silverlight projects.
MSDN Magazine March 2010