The Open Data Protocol – the other Microsoft data access strategy along with WCF RIA Services, did not gain as much as popularity as its RIA cousin (yet!). But here in Telerik we want to give you as much freedom and power as possible and this means making it extremely easy for our clients to access and manipulate their data in applications built with our components. Our RadDomainDataSource is coming soon, but is only one piece in the puzzle of enhanced data support in our controls – starting with RadControls for Silverlight and RadControls for WPF Q3 2010 it’s as simple as pie to consume OData services with our controls.
Case in point: the Netflix OData Catalog API Preview! The following application uses OData to access the Netflix Catalog and display it in a RadGridView, featuring nifty styles and custom-tailored filters. And that’s another thing – filtering, sorting, etc. is performed directly on the service with no extra development effort! And so, dear readers, without further ado, we at Telerik give you the Netflix Explorer!
It uses the new VirtualQueryableCollectionView to fetch data on-demand from the service. There are a number of other features, which we leave to you to explore and find. Enjoy!
P.S. You can get the source by clicking right here.