We are proud to announce our December CTP of the Telerik
OpenAccess Data Services Wizard (formerly known as the WCF Services Wizard). The
Data Services Wizard (DSW) allows you to easily create a CRUD data service layer for
your application. The DSW does this by using a data access layer already built by
OpenAccess and automatically generating the C# code for your endpoints. The types
of endpoints you can create are:
This version of the Data Service Wizard is very robust; we have made lots of changes
based on your feedback. Our #1 piece of feedback from customers has been to integrate
the DSW with OpenAccess and Visual Studio. I am proud to announce that in this version
the DSW is fully integrated with Visual Studio!
We have also started to integrate the DSW into the OpenAccess product itself. No longer
is the DSW a standalone product; the wizard is now located under the “Telerik”
menu in Visual Studio and looks like the other OpenAccess wizards. Integration will
get tighter in the near future and soon just be part of OpenAccess proper, not a separate
The basics of the wizard are the same. The DSW will ask you which project your OpenAccess
entities are located in and then which entities you will expose in your endpoint.
After you choose the entities you want to expose and what type of service you want
to build (WCF, Astoria, etc), you can preview the code that is generated.
A major improvement with the December CTP is that you can now automatically insert
these service endpoint files into a project, eliminating the manual step of copying
them on over. This will make building the services so much easier!
Go grab the wizard here.
It is still considered a Telerik Labs project, but we will move it to a fully supported
beta in January with our next build. On the dock for the next build (early January)
Future versions of the product will be fully part of OpenAccess and will also support
RIA Services, Azure Services, and Visual Studio 2010 and WCF 4.0. Download today and
send us feedback!
Vassil Petev is a Product Manager at Telerik. Loves gadgets, sailing, skiing and DJing.