This simple application demonstrates the use of XML data, a Plain Old CLR Object (POCO) DomainService and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The ASP.NET DomainDataSource control is used to render content as well as a XML sitemap, all indexable by search engines. The down-level content is only visible to clients viewing the site without the required version of Silverlight installed (or JavaScript disabled).

Since ASP.NET DomainDataSource only supports .NET 4, this sample will only work on the VS 2010 release of RIA Services.


WCF RIA Services

Microsoft WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms using WCF. The RIA Services provides a prescriptive pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It also provides end-to-end support for common tasks such as data validation, authentication and roles by integrating with Silverlight components on the client and ASP.NET on the mid-tier. It includes rich tooling for integrating client and mid-tier projects and for building rich UI through the simplicity of drag-drop support. 


For the latest information please click here .


RIA Services Home Page with links to the download site, MSDN docs, talks ... can be found here.


For help porting applications to the latest bits - Breaking Changes from Beta(PDC 09) to RTW


The document above also insludes guidance on updating VS 2008/.NET 3.5 RIA Services applications to VS 2010/.NET 4

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Sample download instructions

Please note that once you have downloaded a from below to your machine, you need to right click on the .zip, go to the Property Page and explicitly UnBlock the content. Only then should you extract the .zip file.