• .NET

    Bend Telerik OpenAccess ORM to Your Will with Type Converters – Storing Classes to XML

    In a previous blog I showed how to customize Telerik OpenAccess ORM data mappings using custom TypeConverters.  In particular we looked at storing, and querying, an enum by its name rather than its int value.  In this example, I will show how to get OpenAccess to serialize a class to xml, and store it in the database.  In the end you will have a reusable TypeConverter you can use to store any class as XML using OpenAccess! :) Creating the Type Converter The first thing we need to do is create the type converter.  To do that, simply grab the basic skeleton I displayed...
    April 25, 2012
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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM now with Visual Studio 11 Beta support

    Visual Studio 11 Beta has already been around for several weeks and most of you have already tried it. Plenty of different opinions were out there – from praising the cool new features it offers, to grumbling about the surprisingly changed user interface. For all of you who are developing your applications leveraging the cutting-edge technologies on the market, we want to assure you: OpenAccess ORM will not be missing in Visual Studio 11 and you will be able to use it immediately, even in the VS's Beta version. In fact, since there is still a long way to go until Q2,...
    March 30, 2012
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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM Q1 2012 - Batch Operations

    In previous versions of OpenAccess ORM, configuring large data models could be a bit cumbersome. However, I am happy to say that in Q1 2012 we are adding a new batch operation dialog, which makes configuring data models easier than ever! Using the Batch Operation Wizard, developers can efficiently make updates to several entities, or members, in a single operation! To launch the batch operation dialog, right click on the visual design surface, and select Batch Operations. This menu item launches the new wizard: On the left side of the wizard is a search area. This allows developers to search for entities, or members,...
    February 17, 2012
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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM – ASP.NET Web Forms Video Tutorials

    Besides the currently trending MVC framework, the traditional Web Forms are widely used for web applications development, so probably many of you are already familiar with them. OpenAccess ORM is an excellent choice for your Data Access Layer in such situation, as it is easy to integrate in just a few steps. We have already explained those steps in our new ASP.NET Development Guide, but we figured a visual representation of the same will be a faster and more pleasant way of learning what you need to know.   We have created two separate videos: for developing a Web Site using a Model First approach...
    February 08, 2012
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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM – MVC Video Tutorials

    We believe that the fastest way to learn how to use an OpenAccess model in your ASP.NET MVC 3 application is to watch a video tutorial. Therefore we have prepared some videos, guiding your OpenAccess ORM integration in an MVC project step by step.   Of course, there are different approaches to that based on your needs and personal preferences – you might want to use the strong capabilities of our Visual Designer Database-First scenario to create your Domain Model or you can map everything using our Fluent Mapping API. In any case, each of the dedicated video series will guide you through the...
    February 06, 2012