Telerik Data Services Wizard
A best practice is to separate your data tier from your UI and business tiers and communicate via a service, such as WCF. In addition to WCF many developers are also using RESTful services such as ADO.NET Data Services or the REST capabilities build into WCF via the WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2. We already removed WCF REST Starter Kit dependency to work on Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010.
In order to work with these technologies, the developer has to create the service endpoints, a pretty generic but manual and time consuming task. The Telerik Data Services Wizard is a tool that will automatically create the C# or VB code and necessary project files for using OpenAccess entities with the following services, saving the developer time and eliminating syntax errors and bugs:
- Data Services for .NET 3.5 SP1 Version 1 (Astoria)
- Data Services for .NET 3.5 SP1 Version 2 (Astoria)
- WCF EndPoints Service
- REST Collection WCF Services
- ATOM Publishing Protocol WCF Service
Using the wizard is easy, after startup, open Microsoft Visual Studio and open a new project. Create the data access layer using Telerik OpenAccess ORM or just open an existing project that contains a data access layer built with OpenAccess ORM. After that choose the Telerik OpenAccess Data Services Wizard from the Telerik Menu and choose the project that represents the data access layer. With the help of the wizard it will be easy to choose which entities to expose, and which type of service to generate. If you choose an output project to be a website you will be able to switch between generation languages (VB.net or C#), otherwise you will only have the language of the web application that you chose to be your output project.
If you choose Atom Publication Protocol WCF service you will be able to set which field inside each entity to be the “Title” and which one to be the “Description” (which will be shown in the generated Service Atom Feed) , and finally the user can choose which project he/she wants to export the service to.
Auto-generated Silverlight Application (NEW)
The wizard enables the user to generate a simple Silverlight application that consumes CRUD operations for selected entities.
Quick Access for using the wizard with Domain Model (NEW)
The Data Services Wizard comes with a handy Quick Access feature which enables the developer to select the type of data services, output project and whether to create a Silverlight application to consume the project.
The Telerik Data Services Wizard now supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. In addition, the wizard will produce C#, or VB.net code.
Download and run the Telerik Data Services Wizard today.
The Data Services Wizard is integrated into the Telerik OpenAccess ORM Q2 2010. Download trial now.