This is is part two of a series of articles that walks through the A Little Productivity application and its source. In this article I talk about the data first approach I took in creating the business entities used in the application.
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Looking for a great way to lighten the workload of creating and using instances of your entity framework generated models? Here is how I implemented a simple singleton pattern to make sure I only use what I need, when I need it…
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As a data centric application development tool, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 provides a set of out of the box data types that satisfy most your application data requirement needs. Simple string, number, and date and time data types are probably the most typical data types that anyone would ever need to use. The following …
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For the last little while I’ve been banging my head against the desk, trying to figure out an issue when creating records that used a SQL UniqueIdentifier data type. It turns out that the issues I experienced resulted from a bug, or “undocumented feature”, in the way Visual Studio builds entities for a Entity Framework …
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In the previous article, a ViewModel was created for our simple little MVVM solution. This article takes the next step in building a View that will bind to the ViewModel we created.