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  • OData Team

    [Announcement] OData Client Code Generator 2.0.0 release

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    We are happy to announce that the OData Client Code Generator is released and available on Visual Studio Gallery . In this release, we focused on lighting up more OData features and the usability of the generated APIs while preserving the most consistency...
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    [Tutorial & Sample] Using ODataUriParser for OData V4

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    Background This post is intended to guide you through the UriParser for OData V4, which is released within ODataLib V6.0 and later. You may have already read the following posts about OData UriParser in ODataLib V5.x: Parsing $filter and ...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.5.0 Release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODL 6.5.0 is released and available on nuget along with the source code on codeplex (please read the git history for the v6.5.0 code info and all previous version). Detailed release notes are listed below. Bug Fix...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Refering when Constructing EDM Model

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    Introduction EDM model plays a very important role in OData. When you want to use OData, the first thing should be constructing an EDM model. Previously, you need to build a complete EDM model, which means all types, terms, operations used in an EDM...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.4.0 Release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODL 6.4.0 is released and available on nuget along with the source code on codeplex (please read the git history for the v6.4.0 code info and all previous version). Detailed release notes are listed below. Bug Fix...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] How to enable authentication for metadata documents in the OData Client Code Generator

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    Currently, the OData Client Code Generator doesn’t support authentication for metadata documents. Although authenticating the access to OData metadata documents is not encouraged for service builders unless they has a good reason to do so, However...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.3.0 Release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODL 6.3.0 is released and available on nuget along with the source code on codeplex (please read the git history for the v6.3.0 code info and allprevious version). Detailed release notes are listed below. Bug Fix ...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] How to Use Open Type in OData

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    OData protocol introduces conception of open type which allows clients to add properties dynamically to instances of the type by specifying uniquely named values in the payload used to insert or update an instance of the type. This makes definition of...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.2.0 release

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    We are happy to announce that the ODL 6.2.0 is released and available on nuget along with the source code on codeplex (please read the git history for the v6.2.0 code info and allprevious version). Detailed release notes are listed below. Bug fixes...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Client Property Tracking for PATCH

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    In OData Client for .NET 6.2.0, we enabled the top level property tracking on client side when sending a PATCH. This feature allows client to send only updated properties, instead of the entire object to server. The top level property tracking means...
  • OData Team

    [Discussion] Future Direction of WCF Data Services

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    WCF Data Services Microsoft initially released WCF Data Services as an easy way to implement an OData service over queryable data sources. This made it very easy to expose a model backed by the Entity Framework as an OData Service, and included a data...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] ODataLib 6.1.0 release

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    Hi all, As our commitment in rolling out new functionality in the OData V4 protocol continuously, we are excited to announce that OData Core Libraries 6.1 has been released to NuGet. This release contains four packages, Core , EDM , Spatial and the...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] OData core libraries now support OData v4

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    Hi all, We are tremendously excited to announce that we have released version 6.0.0 of the OData core libraries to NuGet on Jan 27 th . This release is particularly noteworthy as it is the first production-ready release with support for OData v4, the...
  • OData Team

    [Announcement] The ASP.NET Web API 2.2 for OData release and the OData Client Code Generator release

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    We are very excited to announce the availability of nightly builds on MyGet for ASP.NET Web API 2.2 for OData v4.0 along with OData Client Code Generator for writing OData v4 clients. The Web API 2.2 release is particularly noteworthy as it is the first...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Use Enumeration types in OData

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    Enumeration is a very common data type in various data models. Enumeration types are useful means to represent data that needs to support certain programmatic options (such as the ability to detect one or more options are selected). OData v4 now supports...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Using Parameter Alias to simplify the OData URL

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    Are you suffering from typing complex parameter values in URL? Or even make it worse you need to type it more than once? To solve this problem, now Microsoft.OData.Core.dll 6.0 supports parameter alias in request URL, such as: ~/People?$filter=LastName...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Containment is Coming with OData V4

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    Before OData V4, every entity set must be accessed from top-level even it is in a containment relationship with other set. For example, assume a schema where Order Lines (Type: “OrderLine”, EntitySet: “OrderLines”) live within...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] How to use OData Client Code Generator to generate client-side proxy class

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    Edited on July 09, 2014 by updating “Add OData Client Proxy File” for V2.0.0 and adding "Appendix" part. Please refer to " OData Client Code Generator 2.0.0 release " for V2.0.0 release notes Edited on Apr 29, 2014 by adding "Upgrade the...
  • OData Team

    [Tutorial & Sample] Use Singleton to define your special entity

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    Ever had a special entity where there can be only one of its kind, but bothered by having to define a one-element entity set for it? Ever wanted to request a special entity but bothered by needing to find out its key first? Use a singleton! Singleton...
  • OData Team

    New and improved EULA!

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    TL;DR: You can now (legally) use our .NET OData client and ODataLib on Android and iOS. Backstory For a while now we have been working with our legal team to improve the terms you agree to when you use one of our libraries (WCF Data Services, our...
  • OData Team

    New version of OData Validator

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    The OData team has been working on updating the OData Validator tool to support the new JSON format validation. We are pleased to announce that the tool now supports validating your V3 service for all three formats – ATOM, old JSON format (aka JSON Verbose...
  • OData Team

    Using WCF Data Services 5.6.0 with Entity Framework 6+

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    And now for some exciting news: you can finally use WCF Data Services with Entity Framework 6+! Today we are uploading a new NuGet package called WCF Data Services Entity Framework Provider . This NuGet package bridges the gap between WCF Data Services...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Release

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    Recently we released updated NuGet packages for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. You will need the updated tooling (released today) to use the portable libraries feature mentioned below with code gen. What is in the release: Visual Studio 2013 Support The WCF...
  • OData Team

    Using the new client hooks in WCF Data Services Client

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    What are the Request and Response Pipeline configurations in WCF Data Services Client? In WCF Data Services 5.4 we added a new pattern to allow developers to hook into the client request and response pipelines. In the server, we have long had the concept...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Alpha

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    Today we are releasing updated NuGet packages and tooling for WCF Data Services 5.6.0. This is an alpha release and as such we have both features to finish as well as quality to fine-tune before we release the final version. You will need the updated...
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