Safe Resource Not Found (404) Exception Handling in ADO.net Data Service Client

There are many situations where you may encounter an undesired 404 “Resource Not Found” exception while querying against an ADO.net Data Service. For example, you may be writing a Linq query where the filter criteria is specified at runtime by the end users. When your query becomes input sensitive, there is no guarantee that the…

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Getting Row Count in ADO.Net Data Services

The recent CTP release of ADO.Net Data Services (Astoria) V1.5 contains a nice feature that allows result set counting on the server side. In this blog post, I’ll go over the various ways you can benefit from this feature in your data service. Type of Row Count Before going into details on how to use…

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ADO.net Data Services V1.5 Community Tech Preview!

The ADO.net Data Services (Code name Astoria) V1.5 CTP1 bits has been released on download center, you can get to it here. While the bits are downloading, you can find out what’s new on this release by reading the team blog. Meanwhile, I’m planning on writing about some of the new features here soon. Check…

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