• .NET

    Integrating Telerik OpenAccess ORM Spatial Data with RadMap

    You read that right!  In Q3 2010 OpenAccess ORM introduced new SQL Spatial Type support.  Which is awesome for those of us that love playing with spatial data :)  I started playing around with the new OA spatial support, and decided what better way to to demonstrate the capabilities than to output the data on to a map?  This blog covers how I accomplished this task :)   First We Need Spatial Data Some of you may already have spatial data sitting in a SQL Server DB, but if not never fear!   You can use the great Shp2Sql utility, made by Morten Nielsen, to import a...
    January 14, 2011
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    Handling Schema Migrations

    If you have played around with the Fluent Mapping API you have most probably stumbled upon the issue of actually creating or migrating your database to the latest state. And while most tools suggest that schema operations should be performed during design time we give you the tools to either run them automatically or manually.  All you need to do in order to get your schema up to date is instantiate a context object and then access its schema handler. I have prepared a simple code snippet that makes sure every time I run my console application my database schema...
    January 12, 2011
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    Upgrading projects made with Telerik OpenAccess ORM

    Whether you have just installed the new release of Telerik OpenAccess ORM or downloaded a demo that has been built with an older version of our tool, you most certainly have had to remove and add again your OpenAccess references in your existing projects. In order to make it easier we have provided the option of doing this automatically. However it seems like this functionality has not been found by too many users. It can be found in the OpenAccess menu Telerik -> OpenAccess -> Upgrade References. Executing this will, in a second, upgrade all the references to OpenAccess in all...
    December 09, 2010
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    Fluent Mapping Improvements in Q3

    Back in Q2 we released a beta version of the OpenAccess Fluent Mapping API and since have been constantly working on improving the experience based on the feedback that we got from our early adopters. While the API is still in beta it is much more mature and already provides most of the functionality provided by the visual designer. Today we will try and get familiar with some of the changes and improvements to the API that have taken place in the Q2 to Q3 timeframe. First of all we decided that some of the existing API  members should be changed....
    December 01, 2010
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    The OpenAccess SDK

    Say you want to take a quick glimpse of OpenAccess. Up to this point you had to download the trial version, then look at some articles and then at some more, maybe download an example, find some blogs, where is the documentation? With the Q3 release of OpenAccess we are introducing a solution – The OpenAccess SDK . This simple application will quickly become your favorite resource for all things OpenAccess. It will give you quick access to featured resource, videos, release notes, community blogs and of course a rich set of comprehensive examples providing real-life solutions to everyday problems. Now let’s have a...
    November 15, 2010