We understand your frustration and we are truly sorry for your first experience with the product - your feedback will be taken into account and addressed.
Let me try to help you with some useful tips and proper resources, I hope you will be able to get your project going while using them.
1) Referring to your other forum post I have responded to, you can find some useful video resources for getting started. They are at a beginners level and they don't deal with any specifics of using OpenAccess.
2) To get to WinForms specifics, you can use the relevant documentation tutorial. We believe it is up to date, but in case you find any discrepancies in it please let us know and we will support you in a timely manner so that your learning process is not interrupted.
3) You can download and use our free SDK where you will find plenty of VB.NET examples, including one sample using Win Forms listed in the "Windows Forms" category. It is a bit more complex - the model is not directly referred by your User Interface, but is accessed through a WCF service.
In general, you can use OpenAccess domain model in your solution in three different ways:
- add it in the project where your win forms reside - suitable for small projects
- create a class library and use it from other projects in your solution - have in mind that you need to execute some simple manual steps for configuring such scenario, as described here. This is the option I would recommend you to use.
- use WCF services to provide data access to your user interface code. This is the most complex scenario and you can see it in action in the SDK as described in point (3) above.
Kindly let us know if you need any further information.
the Telerik team
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