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  • Blog Post: More on the New OData T4 Template: Service Operations

    I’ve long missed support for calling service operations by using the proxy client code-generated by WCF Data Services, and I’ve described some workarounds in the post Calling Service Operations from the WCF Data Services Client . This is why I was excited to discover that the new T4 template...
  • Blog Post: New and Improved T4 Template for OData Client and Local Database

    If you recall from my previous post Sync’ing OData to Local Storage in Windows Phone (Part 1) , I had written a T4 template for my Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”) project to generate a proxy client needed to access both an OData service and local database on the device. My template was based on an existing...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with Binary Resource Streams and Tombstoning

    -or- Sync’ing OData to Local Storage in Windows Phone (Part 3) If you have been following this series , you know that I have been demonstrating a way to persist data from an OData feed to a local Windows Phone (“Mango”) device. Just to refresh, here are the benefits of maintaining a local cache of data...
  • 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: Sync’ing OData to Local Storage in Windows Phone (Part 1)

    or My First T4 Template This is the first blog post in a new series that focuses on my work to develop prescriptive guidance for synchronizing clients with cloud services—more specifically, how to best create and maintain a local cache of OData entities on a Windows Phone client. This post...
  • Blog Post: Publishing My First Windows Phone App to the Marketplace

    -or- Inside the PASS Event Browser for Windows Phone (Part 2) OK, so here is the second part of what has turned out to be a very long blog post about my PASS Events Browser app for Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”). In the previous post , I covered the technical and design decisions that I made for this app...
  • Blog Post: Designing My First (Public) Windows Phone App

    -or- Inside the PASS Event Browser for Windows Phone (Part 1) Now that I have completed the first update to my PASS Event Browser app for Windows Phone 7.5 , I thought it might be helpful for me to share some of my experiences in this process—at least for folks considering creating OData...
  • Blog Post: OData Improvements for Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”)…

    …in the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 The OData team has made many significant improvements to the client library for Windows Phone 7.5 (formerly code-named “Mango”), which now ships in the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Frankly, there is so much awesome new functionality in this release that I...
  • Blog Post: OData Updates in Windows Phone “Mango”

    Today, the Windows Phone team announced the next version of Windows Phone, code-named “Mango.” You can read more about Mango in this morning’s blog post from the Windows Phone team . There is also a developer tools update for this Mango beta release, which now includes the OData client...
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