• .NET

    Using GridView's Object-Relational Hierarchy with Telerik Open Access ORM

    In our previous blog post we showed how to use the new RadGridView Object-Relational Hierarchy with the Entity Framework. The same scenario can be easily implemented with Telerik OpenAccess ORM. The OpenAccess wizard for adding a new DomainModel will help us build the model of the well-known Northwind database in a few easy steps: Once this is done, the auto-generation of the hierarchy is very simple and needs just a few lines of code. We only need the LINQ query to the root object used for a DataSource (in our case “Suppliers”) and then setting AutoGenerateHierarchy to true: NorthwindEntities entities = new NorthwindEntities(); var query =...
    November 30, 2010
  • .NET

    Building Real Applications with Telerik MVC & OpenAccess – Building the Model

    Using OpenAccess Forward Mapping really allows you to focus on building a strong model, rather than getting caught up in the persistence details, and this can expedite development time dramatically. Every developer I know could use a little more time to focus on more important things :) Before we can use the OpenAccess Forward Mapping Wizard, we need to create a model for our application.  After we have a solid model, we can run the wizard, and it will create the database for us! Awesome!   Getting Started The first thing that I do is create an abstract base class that all business...
    February 11, 2010
  • .NET

    Sales Dashboard Application for Windows Forms

    Shortly after the Q3 2009 release we developed the Sales Dashboard Application for Windows Forms - a composite business application for visualizing a company’s sales force performance. It is built with the Q3 2009 versions of Telerik’s WinForms components, RadChart for WPF, Telerik OpenAccess ORM, and implements the Telerik CAB Enabling Kit for WinForms, which helps in the development of smart-client line-of-business (LOB) applications. Since the interest in this application is still high, we felt the need to have a dedicated place to discuss this application. In case you have not played with it yet, download the source code, and enjoy!   Also check: Silverlight/WPF Sales...
  • Company News

    New dedicated training on Telerik OpenAccess ORM

    As most of you probably know, our valued partner Falafel Software recently introduced on-demand training and consulting services for Telerik tools. Whether you need a dedicated program to help your developers get up-to-speed with Telerik products, or simply require technical guidance on a project, Falafel Software is there to help. The latest set of comprehensive training sessions that Falafel announced will be dedicated on OpenAccess - Telerik’s enterprise-grade ORM. You will have the chance to explore OpenAccess from the ground up and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for building your own data access pluming for desktop and web applications using only a...
  • .NET

    Replay: OpenAccess ORM Advanced Topics Webinar

    Yesterday I delivered a webinar which covered some advanced OpenAccess ORM topics. If you missed it, the webinar was recorded and is now available on Telerik TV for your viewing pleasure. For this webinar, I discussed the mechanisms available in OpenAccess to allow developers to implement object-oriented principles such as inheritance and polymorphism. I also demonstrated how to use transactions to manage operations on your persistent data and how to optimize database queries using FetchPlans and FetchGroups. Click here to watch “OpenAccess ORM Advanced Topics” on Telerik TV! If you need a more introductory guide before diving into these topics, don’t forget to check out...
    April 27, 2009