Using ASP.NET 4.0 Chart Control With New Tooling Support for SQL Server CE 4.0 in VS 2010 SP1 and Entity Model

In this post I’m going to talk about  how we can use ASP.NET 4.0 Chart Control with SQL CE as back-end data base using Entity Framework. I will also show how Visual Studio 2010 SP1 provides new tooling supports for SQL Server CE 4.0. ASP.NET 4.0 introduced inbuilt chart controls features and Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Came up with nice tooling support for SQL Server CE. SQL CE is a free, embedded, lightweight  database engine that enables easy database storage. This does not required any installation and runs in memory.  Let’s see how we can place this together and create a small apps and deploy it using  new “Web Deployment Tool” which is available with Visual Studio 2010 SP1.


Run “IIS Express” and “Cassini” simultaneously in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

IIS Express is a lightweight, self-contained version of IIS optimized for developers. IIS Express provides the power of IIS7.x while making it easy to develop and test websites. Why we say that it has power of IIS7.x because it runs on code base of IIS 7.5.  Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta allows you to build and test web applications using IIS Express instead of the built-in ASP.NET Development Web Server (Cassini). If you want to use IIS Express with VS 2010, you have to install IIS Express separately on top of Service Pack 1. To know more about details of use of IIS Express, please read the post . We can set IIS Express as default Web Server for Visual Studio or We can also change from Project Properties. Well, In this post I am going to talk about how we run the both IIS and Cassini simultaneously for multiple projects in a single solutions.