Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application – Part 3

Part 3 of my series on building a line-of-business application with Silverlight is now available on the website here:

This article focuses on how the application communicates with the backend database via a WCF service.  The emphasis is on securing your communication and securing access to methods based upon the role privileges of the user.  I also cover sharing business logic between the server and the client.

Thanks to the guys at the SilverlightShow website there is also a live demonstration of the application now too!  Enjoy…!


2 thoughts on “Building a Silverlight Line-Of-Business Application – Part 3

  1. Thanks for the great articles so far. I have two questions :-
    1) How would you get the returned Inventory Summary as a report that could be converted to pdf?
    2) How do you create an entity set in the EDM designer. I have several inherited entities based on one project table. I would like to create a TrackRecord entity set which contained both the ProjectLive (inherited entity of Project) and ProjectArchived (inherited entity of Project) entities?

    Many thanks,


  2. Hi Sarah, I’ll be looking at reporting in the 5th article in the series which hopefully shouldn’t be too far away. In regards to the EDM designer, I’m still getting up to speed on that too so I can’t really answer your question yet unfortunately. Maybe try one of the Microsoft discussion forums? Chris

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