RIA Services T4: Walk-Up Experience

UPDATE: The RIA Services team released a December 2010 Toolkit, and that release fixes the build issues encountered below.  But this post still has value as it shows some ways to modify the code generated by our T4 Code Generator.  Be sure to check out Varun Puranik’s Blog for more... [Read More]

WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta

BAM! This is an exciting day; today we are releasing WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP1 Beta and WCF RIA Services Toolkit October 2010.  These download links are also available from http://silverlight.net/riaservices. Side-by-side installation with WCF RIA Services V1.0 is not supported.  If you already have RIA Services installed on your... [Read More]

RIA Services Validation: Providing ValidationContext

Throughout this series on RIA Services Validation, I’ve mentioned and shown ValidationContext several times.  In this post, we’ll learn about the purpose of ValidationContext, what types of context it can provide, and how it integrates with RIA Services.  This will allow us to explore further topics such as cross-entity validation... [Read More]

Privacy Breach Coincidence

I use disposable email addresses pretty aggressively.  When I need to give someone (specifically websites) an email address, I create an address specific to that site.  This has allowed me to easily block those sites that send me spam (or sell my data).  I am very disciplined about this and... [Read More]