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  • 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...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Release

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    WCF Data Services 5.5.0 has officially been released! The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only release as we did not make any updates to the Visual Studio tooling. The last tooling update was version 5.3.0 . Services created using this version of...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.5.0 Prerelease

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    It’s that time again: yesterday we uploaded an RC for the upcoming 5.5.0 release. The 5.5.0 release will be another NuGet-only release. What is in the release: This release has two primary features: 1) significant enhancements to the URI parser and 2...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Release

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    Today we are releasing version 5.4.0 of WCF Data Services. As mentioned in the prerelease post , this release will be NuGet packages only. That means that we are not releasing an updated executable to the download center. If you create a new WCF Data...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Prerelease

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    Recently we uploaded an RC for our upcoming 5.4.0 release. This release will be NuGet packages only. What is in the release: Client deserialization/serialization hooks We have a number of investments planned in the “request pipeline” area. In 5.4.0 we...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.3.0 RTW

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    Today we are releasing an updated version of the WCF Data Services NuGet packages and tools installer . As mentioned in the prerelease blog post , this version of WCF DS has three notable new features as well as over 20 bug fixes. What is in the release...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.3.0-rc1 Prerelease

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    Today we released an updated version of the WCF Data Services NuGet packages and tools installer . This version of WCF DS has some notable new features as well as several bug fixes. What is in the release: Instance annotations on feeds and entries (JSON...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.2.0 Released

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    We’re pleased to announce that today we are releasing NuGet packages and a tools installer for WCF Data Services 5.2.0. As mentioned in the prerelease blog post , this release brings in the UriParser from ODataLib Contrib and contains a few bug fixes...
  • OData Team

    WCF Data Services 5.2.0-rc1 Prerelease

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    A couple of days ago we posted a new set of NuGet packages and today we posted a new tools installer for WCF Data Services 5.2.0-rc1. This prerelease integrates the UriParser from ODataLib Contrib and fixes a few bugs. What is in the prerelease This prerelease...
  • OData Team

    Using Add Service Reference with OData services after installing Windows Phone SDK 8.0

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    In this post, we will talk about how you can continue to consume OData v3 services after installing Windows Phone SDK 8.0. If you are a developer who is using WCF Data Services to produce OData v3 services in Visual Studio 2012 and also only installed...
  • OData Team

    How to update existing Windows Phone 7 OData applications to work with the new client tools

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    OData Client Tools for Windows Phone Apps is recently released to add support for consuming OData v3 services. You may  already have a Windows Phone 7.1 application that consumes OData  and want to update it to work with OData V3 services using...
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