Announcing the Release Candidates for Web API OData 5.3

The release candidate NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 are now live on the NuGet gallery!

Download this release

You can install or update the release candidate NuGet packages for ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 using the NuGet Package Manager Console, like this:

  • Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.OData -Version 5.3.0-rc -Pre
  • Install-Package Microsoft.AspNet.WebApi.OData -Version 5.3.0-rc -Pre

What’s in this release?

This release primarily includes great new features for Web API OData v4 as summarized below:

ASP.NET Web API OData 5.3 Release Candidate

Additional Documentation

Tutorials and other information about Web API OData are available from the ASP.NET web site (

Questions and feedback

You can submit questions related to this release on the ASP.NET Web API forums. Please submit any issues you encounter and feature suggestions for future releases on our CodePlex site.

Thanks and enjoy!

Comments (4)

  1. Stephen says:

    All those features look nice.  But the primary feature I need is support for DateTime.  

  2. Srinivas says:

    Even I want DateTime fix. Who made this decision of removing DateTime?

  3. Onur says:

    Can you provide a way to support private fields as well ?

  4. DotNetWise says:

    With this breaking change of DateTime, M$ took the worst decision ever with regards to the ODATA.

    I really want to go away from it.

    First WCF Data Services went dead, and the rubbish web api was supposed to fullfill its job, but in a very lousy way.

    Now, DateTime is remove from ODATA. Goodbye Microsoft!