Chapter 8. The ApplicationRegistry namespace

This chapter covers

  • Explaining the ApplicationRegistry namespace

  • Creating a web service that exposes BDC data from your entity

  • Writing a console application to consume the web service

What the Business Data Catalog can do out of the box is extremely powerful. Except for writing the application definition file by hand, it’s extremely easy, too. But every company is different, and no matter how hard you try as a software developer, you’ll never be able to satisfy every company’s requirements. We now know that we can customize the BDC Web Parts with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (SPD). But sometimes that just isn’t enough. With SPD, our hands are still tied to whatever operation SPD allows us to perform. ...

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