Using the OData Async Extension Method for LoadAsync

I posted a few months back about Phani’s OData async extension methods that convert the begin/end async pattern of the WCF Data Services client library into methods that support the new (and much easier) async/await pattern introduced in .NET Framework 4.5. I also added some critical missing async extension methods (such as LoadAsync) in my…

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Time to get the WCF Data Services 5.6.0 RTM Tools

Folks who have recently tried to download and install the OData Client Tools for Windows Store apps (the one that I have been using in all my apps, samples, and blog posts to date) have been blocked by a certificate issue that prevents the installation of this client and tools .msi. While a temporary workaround…

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Recent Goings on in OData and WCF Data Services

Sorry the blog’s been quiet for so long…I’ve been working on some new stuff that’s not strictly OData, but still very cool and I can’t wait to be able to share it with everyone. It has to do with mobile app development…but you will have to wait another month or so for more info about…

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Running WCF Data Services on Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Part 1

Windows 8 Desktop I have a Samsung Slate 7, which is the device that was given to the //Build/ conference attendees to run the developer preview of Windows 8 to best demonstrate the new Metro interface. However, I ended up waiting for the Consumer Preview release to really get going on Win8. To that end,…

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Blast from the Past: Great Post on Using the Object Cache on the Client

In the course of trying to answer a customer question on how to leverage the WCF Data Services client for caching, I came across a great blog post on the subject—which I had almost completely forgotten about: Working with Local Entities in Astoria Client (This post—by OData developer Peter Qian—is, in fact, so old that…

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More on the New OData T4 Template: Service Operations

I’ve long missed support for calling service operations by using the proxy client code-generated by WCF Data Services, and I’ve described some workarounds in the post Calling Service Operations from the WCF Data Services Client. This is why I was excited to discover that the new T4 template, which I introduced in my previous post…

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New Windows Azure Guidance Topics Published

Just a quick post to let everyone know that we have just published a new set of Windows Azure prescriptive guidance topics for developers: Windows Azure Developer Guidance This release includes two guidance topics I wrote: Guidance for OData in Windows Azure Using Windows Phone with Windows Azure These topics are about 90% of where…

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Calling Service Operations Using POST

As you may know, OData enables you to define service operations that can be invoked by using either GET or POST requests. The topic Service Operations (WCF Data Services) shows how to define both kinds of service operations using WCF Data Services. Consider the following POST service operation that returns customer names as a collection…

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MSDN Data Services Developer Center Redesign—Lots of Videos

The WCF Data Service developer center has been redesigned; the purpose of this update is to provide a much more hands-on experience and to make it easier to get started with OData services, and with WCF Data Services in particular. This means, in part, less random content and more videos. Now, the scenario-based content is…

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