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Building a 3-Tier App with Silverlight 3, .NET RIA Services, and Azure Table Storage

, 11 Jul 2009
This article presents the techniques and caveats of building a 3-tire Azure hosted application using Silverlight 3 (presentation tier), .NET RIA services (business logic and data access), and Windows Azure Table (data storage).
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<navigation:Page x:Class="Hanray.Azurelight.Views.HomePage" 
           xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
           xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" 
           xmlns:navigation="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls;assembly=System.Windows.Controls.Navigation"
           Title="HomePage Page">
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
        
        <StackPanel> 
            
            <TextBlock Text="Home" Style="{StaticResource HeaderTextStyle}"/>
			
			<StackPanel Style="{StaticResource ContentTextPanelStyle}">
				<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}">This is a smaple application developed with</TextBlock>
				<HyperlinkButton Content="Silvelright 3" NavigateUri="http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/silverlight3/default.aspx" Style="{StaticResource HyperlinkButtonStyle}"/>
				<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}">,</TextBlock>
				<HyperlinkButton Content=".NET RIA Services" NavigateUri="http://silverlight.net/forums/53.aspx" Style="{StaticResource HyperlinkButtonStyle}"/>
				<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}">and</TextBlock>
				<HyperlinkButton Content="Table Storage." NavigateUri="http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/smarx/Windows-Azure-Table-Storage/" Style="{StaticResource HyperlinkButtonStyle}" />
			</StackPanel>

			<StackPanel Style="{StaticResource ContentTextPanelStyle}">
				<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}">And it's running from</TextBlock>
				<HyperlinkButton Content="Windows Azure." NavigateUri="http://www.microsoft.com/azure/default.mspx" Style="{StaticResource HyperlinkButtonStyle}"/>
			</StackPanel>

			<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}">Architecture : Silverlight -> .NET RIA Services -> Azure Table Storage -> Windows Azure.</TextBlock>
			
			<StackPanel Style="{StaticResource ContentTextPanelStyle}">
				<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}" Text="Navigate to" />
				<Button Click="NavButton_Click" Tag="/Views/Feedback.xaml" Content="Feedback" Style="{StaticResource PageLinkStyle}"/>
				<TextBlock Style="{StaticResource ContentTextStyle}">screen to see it in action.</TextBlock>
			</StackPanel>
			
        </StackPanel>
    </Grid>
</navigation:Page>

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About the Author

Modesty Zhang
Technical Lead
United States United States
Tech Lead of large scale consumer facing software offerings, specializing in Web and Mobile application architecting and development.
 
Specialties:
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