I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here on my blog yet or not, but the forthcoming release of Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) and the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 features huge improvements for consuming OData feeds. This means that, in Mango, OData support on phone is basically equivalent to Silverlight 4 and .NET Framework 4 (asynchronous only).
Here’s a list of what has gotten (much) better (for a complete list, see my next post):
To better highlight these most excellent OData improvements in Mango, I am in the process of getting the “official” OData on Windows Phone quickstart updated for the pending release. While I wait for these updates to go live, I went ahead (to help out the folks rushing to write Mango-based apps) and updated the existing sample project to the new version, which you can find here:
Attention Visual Basic programmers! Please notice that there is now also a VB version of this sample published (for a total of like 4-VB samples for phone). I am definitely not primarily a VB guy, but I am proud to say that I DID NOT use a converter to create this VB app. So, if you find code in there that looks like it was definitely written by a C# guy or is bad, please leave me a note on the sample project’s Q and A page.
As you will see, this update to Windows Phone and the SDK makes writing OData apps for phone tremendously more fun.
Nice stuff. I call myself a VB guy and your code meets my standards (FWTW).
Thanks for the extra effort to get a VB version out.
bill b (ProfB - myVBProf.com)