Creating and Using RIA Services
LightSwitch allows you to connect to a wide range of data sources. But if you can’t natively connect to the data source of your choice, you can still consume your data by writing a WCF RIA (Windows Communication Foundation Rich Internet Application) service.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to
- Consume an RIA service from your LightSwitch application
- Create an RIA service to retrieve and update data
- Call SQL Server stored procedures
Creating a custom RIA service enables you to connect to data sources that are not well supported. This could include nonrelational data or data sources that don’t have ...