This exercise will demonstrate how simple it can be to build enterprise Silverlight applications that are built on top of RIA Services. The data will come from an SQL Azure database that was created in the previous chapter. Different features of RIA Services will be demonstrated in this exercise, such as the ease of sending data to the Silverlight client, filtering, paging, and data validation.
This chapter assumes that your SQL Azure instance has been set up already from the previous chapter. The SQL Azure server, database, and firewall rules should all be configured already. It also assumes that
PacktDemoDB has been created, and contains two tables:
If this has not been done, please follow the instructions in Chapter 7, Relational Data with SQL Azure and Entity Framework. Follow the steps to configure the SQL Azure Server, create the Entity Framework model, generate the SQL...