Introduction to .NET RIA Services for Silverlight 3


What is .NET RIA Services?

Microsoft .NET RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. The RIA Services provides a 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.

Where can I download .NET RIA Services from?

The installer can be found here or at

The basic walkthrough here

You will need the following pre-requisites to install .NET RIA Services:-

1. Visual Studio 2008 SP1 or Visual Web Developer Express 2008 SP1

2. Silverlight 3 beta ( Runtime,SDK and Tools)


Mix 09 Video – .NET RIA Services – Building Data-Driven Applications with Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft ASP.NET – Nikhil Kothari



slides and code

And Brad Abrams;

Martin Mihaylov

Creating applications with .NET RIA Service  Part 1 – Introduction

Creating applications with .NET RIA Service  Part 2 – Creating the project

Creating applications with .NET RIA Service Part 3 – Adding DomainService class

Creating applications with .NET RIA Services Part 4 – Adding a DomainDataSource


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