How do I connect a KendoUI Complete ASP.NET with wrappers controller to a db model built using ORM Domain?

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  1. Larry
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    Dec 2006

    Posted 23 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    http://docs.kendoui.com/getting-started/using-kendo-with/aspnet-mvc/helpers/grid/ajax-binding gives an example:

    public ActionResult Products_Read([DataSourceRequest]DataSourceRequest request)
    {
    var products = new NorthwindDataContext().Products;
    DataSourceResult result = products.ToDataSourceResult(request);
    return Json(result);
    }

    The setting up of the Grid works fine using a direct read of the db.  So now I have built my project as KendoUIMVCApplicaition1 and have connected to my database via EntityModel.cs in the EntityModel.rling directory within the application.  Its all there and I can see all the tables and the diagram.

    I just cannot get the code in my controller to connect to the model.  So the questions:

    1.  How is "NorthwindDataContext()" established and how do I know its name in my solution?  If I change it to var contacts = new TblNAsContact; I get no errors.  But...
    2.  When I try to return contacts.ToDataSourceResult(request); it gives me errors that TblNAsContact does not contain a method called ToDataSourceResult.  In looking at the EntityModel.cs I can see it doesn't.

    So the question is really beginner basic.  How do I use KendoUI MVC Complete with wrappers to access a model built using ORM?  Is there a current blog or sample application?  Most of what I have found seems to predate the use of KendoUI Complete for ASP.NET with wrappers and is code intensive while the new solution appears to be a huge productivity improvement.

    Thanks,
    Larry

  2. Larry
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    Dec 2006

    Posted 26 Mar 2013 Link to this post

    Got it myself.
    Larry
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