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    Free Webinar this Thursday: OpenAccess ORM Advanced Topics

    April 21, 2009 Share
    Mark your calendars! This Thursday (April 23rd) I am hosting another OpenAccess ORM webinar. If you missed the last one, I covered ORM basics and how to get started with Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM. Be sure to check it out on Telerik TV. If you’re ready for a deeper look at some of the features OpenAccess offers, then plan to stop in Thursday for an hour or so while I show you how to move your OA skills to the next level. Here’s the topic: Join Telerik Evangelist Kevin Babcock for a look at some of the more advanced features of OpenAccess...
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    OpenAccess 101 Webinar Follow-Up

    April 21, 2009 Share
    Okay, so I am really late in posting this follow-up, but I wanted to make sure those of you who haven’t already noticed know that my last webinar, OpenAccess ORM 101, is up on Telerik TV. If you missed the webinar, or if you just want to see it again, head on over and check it out. Also, for those of you who had questions during the session or who are interested in the demos I showed during the webinar, you can find answers and source code below. Click here to watch “OpenAccess ORM 101” on Telerik TV Enjoy! [Source Code] [Q&A]...
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    Forward Mapping with OpenAccess and MySQL

    February 16, 2009 Share
    Those of us who develop with the .NET Framework have probably connected to a Microsoft SQL Server database at one time or another. If you’re using v3.5 of the Framework, you’ve probably even used the new LINQ to SQL object relational mapper to hook your web forms up to your database for easy data display and manipulation. But what happens if you aren’t using SQL Server? What if you want the same functionality – and ease of use – that LINQ to SQL provides, but need to use a different database technology? Enter OpenAccess. Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM supports many of the most popular...
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    OpenAccess, WCF, and a RadGrid (Oh My!)

    February 14, 2009 Share
    I’ve been working on a project that uses OpenAccess ORM as the persistence layer between my app and the database. Since the app is going to be used on both web and client platforms I wanted to add a services layer to serve up the data. Turns out it’s pretty easy to do. So I’ll walk you through a quick demo of how to hook OpenAccess up to WCF services and then consume the data with a RadGrid. Set up the project structure First, create a class library project called Data to hold the data access code. This is where you’ll use OpenAccess to...
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    ASP.NET binding with OpenAccessDataSource

    November 15, 2008 Share
    In the last post we saw how easy it is to reverse engineer a database schema. Let's now use the resulting persistent classes library to build the first website. Let's do it again step by step: Step 1: Use the resulting solution from the northwind reverse engineering post. Step 2: Add a new web application by execution File->Add->New Web Site... from the Visual Studio Menu. Choose ASP.NET Web Site. Step 3: Add a reference from the website to the class library. Select the website project in the Solution Explorer and execute Website->Add reference from the Visual Studio Menu. Select the class library project in the Projects tab.   All...