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]

RIA Services Validation: Entity-Level Validation

In my last post, I went over some cross-field validation scenarios and provided some sample code, including a CompareValidatorAttribute.  We’ve now covered single-field validation and cross-field validation, but there’s yet another level of validation supported by RIA Services—Entity-Level validation.  As you’ll see in this post, entity-level validation is very similar... [Read More]