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 ...

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