SL DataProvider create locally

SL DataProvider create locally

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davido_xml posted on Friday, April 03, 2009

I use a DataProvider like so


provider.FactoryMethod = "CreateMyBO";


Where The factory method looks like:

public static void CreateMyBO(EventHandler<DataPortalResult<MyBO>> handler)

{   DataPortal<MyBO> dp = new DataPortal<MyBO>();

   dp.CreateCompleted += handler;


I now have a situation where I want to create a new MyBO based on the MyBO currently in the DataProvider; so something like this


MyBO exp = provider.Data as MyBO;


provider.FactoryMethod = "CreateMyBO";


So I rewrite my factory method like

public static void CreateMyBO(MyBO expense, EventHandler<DataPortalResult<MyBO>> handler)


The question is what do I need to do inside this new overload to avoid a trip down the wire to the server side data portal? I'd like to create a new MyBO load the properties with the ones from the exisiting MyBO and raise the appropriate event for the DataProvider

RockfordLhotka replied on Friday, April 03, 2009

You have the data portal configured for remote use, and you want it to be remote (normally). But in this particular case, you want to run the data portal in local mode.

If that's the scenario, then the answer is that the constructor on DataPortal<T> has an overload where you can force the object to run in local mode. This is something you do in your factory method, so the choice between local and remote is encapsulated in the factory, and is transparent to the UI.

davido_xml replied on Friday, April 03, 2009

Thanks for the pointer.

That is the scenario remote normally but local in this case.

For others I created the following methods. I think I'm restricted to the DataPortal_Create being public because of MethodCaller.FindMethod.


public static void CreateMyBO(MyBO myBO, EventHandler<DataPortalResult<MyBO>> handler)

{DataPortal<MyBO> dp = new DataPortal<MyBO>(DataPortal.ProxyModes.LocalOnly);

dp.CreateCompleted += handler;



public void DataPortal_Create(Expense expense, Csla.DataPortalClient.LocalProxy<Expense>.CompletedHandler handler)

{//do the work here}



davido_xml replied on Friday, April 03, 2009

I spoke too soon. I thought all I had to do was make a series of LoadProperty calls in the new (local) DataPortalCreate but that left the DataProvider with IsBusy = true and no new object.

What am I missing?

davido replied on Sunday, April 05, 2009

Answer found at

public void DataPortal_Create(Expense expense, Csla.DataPortalClient.LocalProxy<Expense>.CompletedHandler handler)


LoadProperty<int>(MyBOIdProperty, 0);



handler(this, null);


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