The C in CRUD Silverlight:

  • Create new Silverlight business application "CRUD"
  • Add ADO.NET Entity Data Model to CRUD.web
  • Select the db, the tables, build the project
  • Add Domain Service Class to CRUD.web
  • Select the tables and also select the allow editing option for the table "tname"
  • Build the project
  • Keep two textboxes "ID" and "NAME" on MainPage.xaml
  • Keep a button "SAVE NEW RECORD" on MainPage.xaml
  • Build
  • Add the following code

    Partial Public Class MainPage
        Inherits UserControl
        Dim dserv As New DomainService1
    //default methods generated
    Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As System.Object, e As System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
            'declare a table object
            Dim table As New tname
            'assign values to fields
            table.ID = TextBox1.Text
            table.NAME = TextBox2.Text
            'add table object entity
            'submit the changes, to make it permenant in the db
        End Sub
  • Record inserted

Is this the easiest way for having no side effects to add a new record? Is this the optimal way to add a new record?


I don't think it's best-practice to put any logic that isn't strictly presentation-specific directly into a code-behind event handler like this, let alone that a UserControl knows anything about any DomainService1 object.

If you're shooting for best-practices, you need to look into the Model-View-ViewModel pattern; it's not the job of any UI component to perform any kind of business or data logic.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Seems like the OP is more looking for what's easiest though. \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Nov 20 '13 at 14:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Simon true, but the post is also tagged [best-practices] \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Nov 20 '13 at 15:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's true, I would give you an upvote but I'm out of them for the time being (as usual). \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Nov 20 '13 at 15:47

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