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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM NuGet Packages for Code First Development

    November 16, 2011 Share
    We have a lot of exciting new features available in the Q3 2011 release of OpenAccess ORM.  Among my favorite additions are our awesome NuGet packages. These packages make it even easier to get started building a domain model using OpenAccess ORM’s fluent mapping, or code first, API. In this release we have added two NuGet packages to the NuGet repository. When these packages are added to a project, it will be configured automatically to work with Telerik OpenAccess ORM Free Edition.  Let’s take a look at these great new additions to OpenAccess. The Packages The OpenAccess.CodeFirst package sets up the project for code...
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    New features in Q3 2011 – Stored Procedure Editor

    November 15, 2011 Share
    In our previous blog regarding the new Telerik OpenAccess ORM features about to be released in Q3 2011, we have presented to you our OpenAccessLinqDataSource. We will continue by showing you our new product enhancement for using stored procedures in an easier and straightforward way. Supporting stored procedures is nothing new for OpenAccess ORM – you can already execute them through our ADO API. However, in order to do that you needed to instantiate the parameters or commands first and then call the appropriate method of OpenAccessContext. Naturally, in these cases the most common solution is to write an additional method for each stored procedure, encapsulating all...
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    OpenAccess ORM Q3 2011: OpenAccessLinqDataSource

    November 10, 2011 Share
    We have added some exciting new features to the upcoming release of Telerik OpenAccess ORM, offering new capabilities and further optimizing your development process. We can’t really wait to show you the details about what we have been working on during the last several months. We will start with introducing the long awaited OpenAccessLinqDataSource component. Many of you have already requested a component to provide similar functionality for data binding to OpenAccess models such as LinqDataSource for LINQ to SQL models, so naturally the idea was moved forward to implementation. Our component, called OpenAccessLinqDataSource, targets those of you who use RAD development principles....
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    New and Updated OpenAccess ORM Resources Available

    October 20, 2011 Share
    As we are constantly trying to make the Telerik OpenAccess ORM learning resources and documentation better and easier to use, we have made some changes that you might find very useful. Getting Started Videos Recently we released two sets of entry level videos on working with Telerik OpenAccess ORM. You can choose your scenario between Database First or Model First approach the short series of 2-3 videos will guide you from creating your model to updating your changes to/from the database. Check them out and don't forget to LIKE them. Feel free to post some feedback about your learning experience either here or in YouTube! Online...
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    Bend Telerik OpenAccess ORM to Your Will With Type Converters – Part 2 : Enums

    October 13, 2011 Share
    In my previous blog I showed the basics of using Type Converters in OpenAccess ORM.  I even walked through creating a very basic type converter for storing an int as a varchar in SQL Server.  The example converter was very basic, so in this blog I would like to take a look at something a little more practical.  In this example I will create a converter that tells OpenAccess ORM to store the value of an Enum property using the enum value’s name. Out of the box OpenAccess will persist enum’s using the enum’s underlying type which by default is int. In...