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  • Blog Post: My Favorite Things in OData v3 and WCF Data Services 5.0

    Great news… WCF Data Services 5.0 was released today! This new product release provides client and server support for OData v3 for the .NET Framework and Silverlight. Previous versions of WCF Data Services were actually part of the .NET Framework and Silverlight, but this out-of-band version...
  • 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: Some Resources for OData and Azure

    With the rapidly growing popularity of the Windows Azure Platform and Microsoft’s Cloud Services offerings, I thought it a good idea to put up a quick post about where you can find out about publishing OData services to the Azure cloud, especially since it’s so easy to do with the Windows Azure Tools...
  • Blog Post: New Resources for OData, Streaming, and Windows Phone

    I’ve just posted a fairly lengthy blog post on the WCF Data Services team blog that shows how to consume a media resource stream from an OData service in a Windows Phone 7 application: Accessing an OData Media Resource Stream from a Windows Phone 7 Application (Streaming Provider Series-Part 3) To support...
  • Blog Post: Revisited: Guidance on Binding Media Resource Streams to XAML Controls

    In my previous post Binding Media Resource Streams to XAML Controls , I discussed a way to use a value converter to get the read stream of the media resource of an a media link entry that is bound to a control. The purpose of this was to bind a XAML Image control to a media resource stream. After having...
  • 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: 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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