Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ASP.NET Dynamic Data and Oracle

I thought some people may be interested in this. I had a go at using ASP.NET Dynamic Data against an Oracle database.

Firstly I installed Oracle Express with its demo HR data. I could see the database and its contents using server explorer in Visual Studio. However I was not able to select Oracle as a data source when I went to add the Entity Model to my project.

Once I installed Progress DataDirect Connect Oracle driver I was able to use that to create my entity model.  If you try this and get the “could not resolve sid” error trying using xe as the sid.



I generated the model and modified the global.asax as normal and ran the project. First impression are great as and in the example below you can see the Region foreign key drop down has been created and populated.

BTW – I used VS 2010 for this not sure about VS 2008

Friday, April 23, 2010

Dynamics CRM Talk - MTUG Mid West

I am heading up to the Shannon next week to give a talk on Microsoft Dynamics CRM to the Mid West MTUG group.

The talk will act as an introduction to CRM and will also cover XRM .i.e. building line of business applications using Dynamics CRM. Attendance is free with more details and registration here

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek coming to Cork

We are extremly lucky to have Jesse Liberty coming to Cork on April 23 to do a Silverlight talk to the MTUG user group. Like all our talks attendence is free however you do need to register here to attend.

Jesse's blog is here