Happy Holidays

I won’t be doing any more posts for the rest of the year. With over one hundred posts, this has certainly been a prolific twelve months for me! There have been a lot of topics: ADO.NET Data Services, native XML, managed XML, general development stuff, random non-development topics… What do folks think? Does this work…


New MSXML forum

If you’ve got questions about MSXML, have comments to share, want to discuss the technology, see what others are up to, or show the community your knowledge and share with others, here is the new MSDN Forum for you! http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msxml/threads/ Enjoy!  


Depth vs. width in ADO.NET Data Services $expand

The $expand option in the query filter is used to request entities associated with the last segment of a request. This is often used to ensure that entities can be materialized with their relationships wired together and to reduce the number of roundtrips to the server. For example, if http://www.example.com/service.svc/Customers returns all customers, then http://www.example.com/service.svc/Customers?$expand=Orders…