Azure Mobile Services QuickStart for WPF

One of the great features in my opinion of Azure Mobile Services is the “quickstart” app – a ready-to-use, fully-functional application which you can get from the portal in many of the supported platforms, and start running right away. I find it to be a great way to learn about the service and the client…

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Preserving date time offsets in Azure Mobile Services

In my last post I mentioned that due to the heterogeneous nature of Azure Mobile Services (JavaScript in the server, other languages / frameworks in the client), some data types have some problems with the conversion between the two environments. Numbers and dates are the most common, but this post from the MSDN forum pointed…

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Azure Mobile Services Windows Store / JavaScript SDK – now also from NuGet

Quick post today. About a month ago we released a NuGet version of the managed client SDK. Last week we released the SDK for Windows Store applications / JavaScript also on NuGet, so you can develop applications using that platform without needing any installation (MSI). Building Windows Store / JavaScript applications with the NuGet package…

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Supporting complex types in Azure Mobile Services clients – implementing 1:n table relationships

[The object model shown in this post for the client-side is mostly out-of-date; check the updated post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/carlosfigueira/archive/2013/08/23/complex-types-and-azure-mobile-services.aspxfor the more up-to-date version] In this series about complex types, we’ll take where we left off the previous post: we have now added support in the client for complex types, and used an implementation of the IDataMemberJsonConverter…

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Supporting arbitrary types in Azure Mobile Services managed client – complex types

[The object model shown in this post for the client-side is mostly out-of-date; check the updated post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/carlosfigueira/archive/2013/08/23/complex-types-and-azure-mobile-services.aspx for the more up-to-date version] In my last post I showed how to use the IDataMemberJsonConverter to enable data types which aren’t natively supported by the managed client for Mobile Services. But I only touched on simple…

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Supporting arbitrary types in Azure Mobile Services managed client – simple types

[The object model shown in this post for the client-side is mostly out-of-date; check the updated post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/carlosfigueira/archive/2013/08/23/complex-types-and-azure-mobile-services.aspx for the more up-to-date version] As I mentioned in my previous post, the Windows Azure Mobile Services client library supports natively four data types: Boolean, strings, dates and numbers – which translated to .NET terms in the…

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Introducing Windows Azure Mobile Services

A few months back I left the ASP.NET MVC / Web API team to work more closely with the Windows Azure team. Today we released a new service in the Windows Azure family – mobile support. The idea is to provide functionality for client developers who may have a good experience in client-side programming may…

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