RIA Services Validation: Available on GitHub

I’ve gotten quite a few requests for the source code behind the RIA Services Validation blog post series.  I am pleased to announce that the code is now published on GitHub. http://github.com/jeffhandley/RIAServicesValidation Within that repository, you’ll find: RudeValidation.Web/Models – Server-side model classes RudeValidation.Web/Validators – Custom validators including CompareValidator, ConditionallyRequired, and... [Read More]

RIA Services Validation: ViewModel Validation with Entity Rules

For those of you familiar with the ViewModel (or MVVM) pattern, you are likely also familiar with a typical pain point regarding validation: you often need to duplicate your entity validation metadata onto your ViewModel classes.  This can lead to burdensome dual maintenance of your validation rules, and it can... [Read More]

WCF RIA Services V1.0 SP2 RC

On September 1, 2011, Silverlight 5 RC was released.  As always, RIA Services is included in the Tools for Silverlight, and that release included our V1.0 SP2 RC build.  And also as always, we published a standalone installer for RIA Services.  You can find it on the download center.  The... [Read More]

I Get NuGet. You Get NuGet?

Hello, my name is Jeff, and I am addicted to NuGet.   I firmly believe NuGet is one of the best things to come out of Microsoft in a long time, or maybe ever.  NuGet has already transformed the way the RIA Services team releases software.  Now it’s starting to... [Read More]