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  • Blog Post: Storing Complex Types, Binary Resources, and Other Tricky Things

    -or- Sync’ing OData to Local Storage in Windows Phone (Part 2) In my previous post in this series, I described how to use a T4 template in Visual Studio to generate a hybrid proxy that supports both OData feeds and local database storage. There were also a few local storage issues that I didn’t get a...
  • Blog Post: Binding Media Resource Streams to XAML Controls

    I came across an interesting problem as I was working on the Windows Phone 7 client code for my next installment of the WCF Data Services blog post series on streaming . In this series, I have been using a property on my PhotoInfo entity named StreamUri to hold the URI of the image used for binding in...
  • Blog Post: MERGE Requests and the WCF Data Services Client

    I came across this interesting blog post by Alex van Beek the other day where he demonstrates how to reduce the size of the payload of MERGE requests to an OData service when using the WCF Data Services client. The OData protocol defines a HTTP MERGE action that enables a client to request updates to...
  • Blog Post: Trying to Avoid Buffering the Entire BLOB in a WCF Data Service Client? Well You Can’t

    I wrote a series of blog posts on the WCF Data Services team blog that walks you through the (fairly complicated) process of accessing BLOB data (such as media files, documents, anything too big to return in the feed) from an OData service as a stream. My second post in this series showed how to use...
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