WCF Data Services 5.2 RTM Tools for Visual Studio 2010/2012

December 18, 2012 All, Community, DataServices, MSDN, Tools, Updates, VisualStudio, VS2010, VS2012, WCF, WCF Data Services No comments

Microsoft has released an update to WCF Data Services tools – v5.2, this will update the NuGet packages referenced by the WCF Data Services item templates to 5.2.0. This installer also fixes a bug where generating a service reference against a large model would cause Visual Studio to crash.

This release contains the following noteworthy bug fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where code gen for exceedingly large models would cause VS to crash
  • Provides a better error message when the service model exposes enum properties
  • Fixes an issue where IgnoreMissingProperties did not work properly with the new JSON format
  • Fixes an issue where an Atom response is unable to be read if the client is set to use the new JSON format

URI Parser
In this release ODataLib now provides a way to parse filter and orderby expressions into a metadata-bound abstract syntax tree (AST). This functionality is typically intended to be consumed by higher level libraries such as WCF Data Services and Web API.

  • The WCF Data Services 5.2 installer will update the “Add Service Reference” tooling integration in Visual Studio if it’s already installed, hence it will generate code based on WCF Data Services 5.2.
  • The KB2502836 update for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer (that gets delivered as a part of this update for Silverlight 5 development) reverts the “Add Service Reference” behaviour to generate code based on the assemblies that shipped in the .NET Framework 4. Running the WCF Data Services Installer and repairing the installation fixes this problem.

[Source: Microsoft Download Center]

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Other Releases: WCF Data Services 5.0 for OData V3

WCF Data Services Tools for Windows Store Apps RC

August 18, 2012 .NET, All, DataServices, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8 apps development, Windows Store Development No comments

The WCF Data Services Tools for Windows Store Apps installer extends the Add Service Reference experience with client-side OData support for Windows Store Apps in Visual Studio 2012.

  • The tooling will add references to NuGet packages capable of consuming OData services up to v3.
  • Updated runtime assemblies will be made available through the normal NuGet package update
  • This release provides support for OData v1-v3 services.
  • The installer also installs a version of DataSvcUtil.exe that can be used in Windows Store Apps.

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Learning Silverlight and WCF RIA Services

January 30, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, All, DataServices, General, Microsoft, RIA Services, Silverlight 1 comment

I came across a nice blog on Silverlight and WCF RIA Services by Mike Taulty from Microsoft UK. Thought of sharing it with you.

Just read through it in free times.

Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (1 – Overview)

 Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (2 – Services)

 Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (3 – Client)

 Silverlight and WCF RIA Services (5-Authentication)

Happy Coding!!!