EF CTP4 Tips & Tricks: Querying Navigations Without Loading

This is the fifth in a series of posts about the recently released Entity Framework Feature CTP4, now affectionately known as “EF Magic Unicorn Edition”. Today we are going to take a look at how to query the contents of the navigation property of a loaded entity without loading the contents of that navigation into … Continue reading EF CTP4 Tips & Tricks: Querying Navigations Without Loading

EF CTP4 Tips & Tricks: WCF Data Service on DbContext

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the recently released Entity Framework Feature CTP4, now affectionately known as “EF Magic Unicorn Edition”. For this post I’m going to assume you are somewhat familiar with the Productivity Improvements for EF and WCF Data Services. You can download the completed VS2010 project from this … Continue reading EF CTP4 Tips & Tricks: WCF Data Service on DbContext

SSRS Custom Code (Expressions, Embedded Code & External Assemblies)

Introduction In this article we will look at the options for using custom .Net code in our Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports. This post assumes you have a working knowledge of SSRS. There are three main ways to use code to help generate our reports, in increasing order of complexity (and therefore flexibility) … Continue reading SSRS Custom Code (Expressions, Embedded Code & External Assemblies)

Transmitting Images in WCF – Databinding Images in WPF

Introduction This was an interesting scenario I came across; I had a WPF application consuming a WCF service that was returning information about employees. I needed to add the ability to display a thumbnail photo of the employee. The thumbnails in question were stored alongside the other employee data in an MSSQL 2005 database using … Continue reading Transmitting Images in WCF – Databinding Images in WPF