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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2015, Second Edition by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 14

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Optimizing Data Connectivity with RIA Services

With LightSwitch, you can connect to a wide range of data sources. However, if you can’t natively connect to the data source of your choice, you can still consume the data by writing a WCF RIA service (Windows Communication Foundation Rich Internet Application Service). In this chapter, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • create an RIA service to retrieve and update data
  • consume an RIA service from your LightSwitch application
  • call SQL Server stored procedures

You can create a custom RIA service to connect to data sources that are not well supported. These data sources include non-relational ...

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