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{ End Bracket }: Creating a Custom Metrics Tool

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Metrics play an important role in our lives. Even if we don't realize it or characterize it as such, many daily activities have the potential to be quantified to some degree. So it's not surprising that metrics play an even greater role in the workplace, where there are goals and a bottom line and where much of a day's activity can be summarized in numbers.

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A little background because I feel I have an out of the ordinary architecture in place and don't know if this is contributing to the problem. 

We have an existing ASP.net application that is undergoing expansion.  The new functionality is all written in Silverlight 4.  As part of that expansion I gutted all the old Linq to SQL and put Entity Framework 4 into place.  To do this I created a standard .net Class Library and added my edmx files there.  Naturally, the business entities created by this cannot be used in Silverlight.  So I created a Silverlight Class Library and added all the business entities to that Silverlight Class Library as linked files.  I changed the name space to be the same.

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i am creating a column in the list while creating a column i will have an option for choice field on selecting choice i can see dropdown, radiobutton, Checkbox to select and  can enter list of values. and on clicking ok i will get a column with radiobutton. in newform.aspx and also in editform.aspx

so i need to create the similar functionality with my custom radio button, so on create column i need to show my custom choce on selecting this i need to show my custom radiobutton  and  can enter list of values then on selecting it then click ok to create a column, in edit form and new form i need to show a radio buttons with values.

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