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      How to: Bind a PivotGridControl to a Database at Design Time so that it Operates in Server Mode
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Server Mode with LINQ to SQL

The PivotGridControl automatically operates in server mode if it is bound to the LINQ to SQL data source. This example shows how to use LINQ to SQL in the Pivot Grid application.

Expanded Creating Data Classes

  1. Add LINQ to SQL Classes to the project.

  2. Data classes can then be created and edited in an Object Relational Designer (O/R Designer). An O/R Designer provides a visual design surface for creating LINQ to SQL entity classes and relationships based on objects in a database. To learn more, see the Microsoft LINQ to SQL article.

    You can create and map entity classes to tables and views by dragging database tables and views from Server Explorer onto the O/R Designer.

    Save your changes, close the O/R Designer, and rebuild the solution.

Expanded Binding a Pivot Grid Control to the LinqServerModeSource component

  1. Drag the LinqServerModeSource component and drop it onto the Form.


    Alternatively, you can create the LinqServerModeSource (see LinqServerModeSource) in code at runtime.

  2. Specify the type of objects retrieved from a data source with the LinqServerModeSource.ElementType and LinqServerModeSource.KeyExpression properties:

  3. Specify the queryable source using the LinqServerModeSource.QueryableSource property:

  4. Bind the Pivot Grid control to the LinqServerModeSource (see LinqServerModeSource) component:

    The resulting code looks as follows:

  5. Run the project. The PivotGridControl works in server mode because it is bound to the LINQ-to-SQL data source. You can see the generated SQL statements in the Visual Studio Output window.


The complete sample project Pivot Grid LINQ to SQL Server Mode Example is available in the DevExpress Examples repository.

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