I tried the sample and it works fine.
You said, "There isn’t a fully automated way to bind a collection of persistent objects directly as a data source."
Are there plans for one in the near future? (ie 2010 Q3)
If not when?
Doesn't not having a fully automated way kill the idea of RAD?
I can't even set the column properties to display only selected columns since the RadGridView is not directly bound to the DataSource or BindingSource
I like the Visual Designer which is a huge improvement. However it's not worth it if I have give up binding the persistent objects to controls.
This is your description of Open Access:
Transparent Persistence is therefore, the ability to directly manipulate data stored in a relational database using an object-oriented programming language, i.e., no SQL statements are needed to retrieve, insert, or update objects in the database and the tasks associated with conversion between your object model and your table model are done automatically. OpenAccess ORM is intended to be used with all managed languages, such as Visual Basic.NET, C#, J# etc. and it has very few restrictions on the data model used.
Is this statement still correct for the current version?