• .NET

    Migration to Telerik OpenAccess ORM is Now Easier Than Ever

    Have you reached a point in your application where you want to rewrite some portion of the code, change a public API or even switch to one of the third party components that are widely used today? It's very likely that you've bumped into this wall like most of the developers out there and you know that usually a comprehensive evaluation of the pros and cons of the switch is required to ensure the same improvement can't be achieved with some small tweaks in the existing solution. Either way, you might end up fighting with strange issues and spending tons of time...
    September 28, 2012
  • .NET

    Connecting Telerik Reporting to SQL Azure via Entity Framework

    Download SqlAzure.EntityFramework (C# VS2010) - 160KB In the previous blog post from the series we discussed how to connect Telerik Reporting to a SQL Azure database using Open Access ORM with the OpenAccessDataSource component. Now it is time to demonstrate how to perform this with another very popular ORM – Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework and the EntityDataSource component. For the sake of this example we assume an existing SQL Azure account with the Adventure Works sample database already installed. Let’s start with a new ADO.NET Entity Data Model. To connect to the SQL Azure database specify the server name and the login credentials of your SQL Azure account, then choose the AdventureWorksLTAZ2008R2 sample database as shown below: To create the entity model,...
    January 11, 2011
  • .NET

    Master-Details with RadGridView for Silverlight 4, WCF RIA Services RC2 and Entity Framework 4.0

    I have prepared a sample project with the Silverlight 4 version of RadGridView released yesterday. The sample project was created with Visual Studio 2010, WCF RIA Services RC 2 for Visual Studio 2010, and ADO.NET Entity Framework (.NET 4). I have decided to use the SalesOrderHeader and SalesOrderDetails tables from the Adventure Works Database, because they provide the perfect one-to-many relationship: I will not go over the steps for creating the ADO.NET Entity Data Model and the Domain Service Class. In case you are not familiar with them, you should start with Brad Abrams’ series of blog posts and read this blog after that. To enable the...
    April 23, 2010
  • .NET

    Connecting the Dots: ADO.NET Data Services and Telerik Reporting

    ADO.NET Data Services (formerly Astoria) is one of the new technologies released as part of v3.5 SP1 of the .NET Framework. If you haven’t tried this new addition to the framework, I highly suggest you give it a spin. It’s very cool and allows you to quickly and easily set up RESTful WCF services with which your application can interact with the database. If you’re interested in learning more, MSDN has several great resources to help you get started. One of the cool things about Telerik is that the developers are always mindful of building products that can be easily integrated with existing and future...
    April 24, 2009
  • .NET Mobile

    Two New RadTips Episodes: RadGrid, Entity Framework, and More!

    I’m happy to announce two new episode of RadTips, a series of screencasts offering tips and tricks for using Telerik's RadControls. If you've missed previous episodes, be sure to check them out on Telerik TV. Each is only a few minutes long and covers a specific feature of the RadControls. Adding a HeaderContextMenu to the RadGrid for ASP.NET AJAX In this episode I show ASP.NET AJAX developers how to use the HeaderContextMenu to perform column-specific operations in the RadGrid. Click here to watch on Telerik TV The video is available for download below. [Video: MP4] Using the Entity Framework with the RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX In this...
    April 24, 2009