Telerik blogs
  • Productivity

    Telerik OpenAccess ORM - Database Naming Settings

    We, the OpenAccess ORM team, believe that an ORM solution should not only be easy to use and time-saving, but also flexible enough to reflect your needs. For instance, it is important that the names we generate comply exactly with your conventions, rather than being enforced. For that purpose we have provided the Naming Settings dialog a while ago, offering various naming options for the model on Class, Property and Field level. Now we are proud to present the new flexibility we have exposed for generating the names of the tables and columns in your database - the Database Names...
    October 04, 2012
  • Release

    Check out all the new technologies you can use with OpenAccess ORM Q2 2012

    Q2 2012 of Telerik OpenAccess ORM is about to be released soon and we are eager to share what we have achieved for the last few months. As we always strive to keep up with the latest technologies available, we will start by presenting the support for: Visual Studio 11 Beta OpenAccess is compatible with the beta version of the new Visual Studio since the end of March - an internal build from March 29th is available even now. However, Q2 will be the first official release with a full functional support. MS SQL Server 2012 LocalDB As the commercial editions of SQL Server 2012 are...
  • Productivity

    Bend Telerik OpenAccess ORM to Your Will with Type Converters – Storing Classes to XML

    In a previous blog I showed how to customize Telerik OpenAccess ORM data mappings using custom TypeConverters.  In particular we looked at storing, and querying, an enum by its name rather than its int value.  In this example, I will show how to get OpenAccess to serialize a class to xml, and store it in the database.  In the end you will have a reusable TypeConverter you can use to store any class as XML using OpenAccess! :) Creating the Type Converter The first thing we need to do is create the type converter.  To do that, simply grab the basic skeleton I displayed...
    April 25, 2012
  • Web

    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
  • Release

    Dynamic Data Support for OpenAccess ORM in Q3 2011 Release

    In past releases, we included an example in our SDK that showed customers how to work with Dynamic Data projects when using OpenAccess ORM.  The process was not as straightforward as we would have liked, but it worked.  In this release we are excited to announce that we have greatly simplified this process by adding wizards, and a new provider, allowing OpenAccess ORM to work directly with .Net 4.0 Dynamic Data Web Applications, and Web Sites. Getting Started To use this new functionality, the first thing you need to do is build a Telerik OpenAccess ORM domain model. Once the domain...
    November 22, 2011