• .NET

    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,...
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    Telerik OpenAccess ORM - It's all about the speed

    An object relational mapper is about developer productivity, about the ability to quickly and easily make changes to your model, about integrated change tracking, caching and moving to other databases easily. It is also about speed. In this blog post I will try to explain the most common questions about OpenAccess in regards to performance and how you can improve it. The OpenAccessContext When using OpenAccess you always start with a type that derives from OpenAccessContext. Creating an instance of that type is a lightweight operation, typically in the order of a dictionary lookup. Then you execute your first LINQ query, and...
    February 27, 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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    Getting Started with KendoUI and OpenAccess ORM

    As many of you may know, KendoUI is a really awesome new JavaScript framework that combines everything needed for modern JS development into one sweet package.  One of the features it provides is the ability to bind different UI controls to various data sources; so in this blog I will show you how OpenAccess ORM can be leveraged on the backend, and KendoUI can take care of the front end! Getting Set Up To get started create a new ASP.Net Empty Web Application. Note: You can really use any web based project template you like, in this walkthrough I just chose to start with nothing. :) Once...
    February 07, 2012