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  1. Sergej Mertens
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    Posted 16 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    are there people out using OpenAccess with LinqPad? I read some blog posts on how to use it. But there is currently no real driver present for OpenAccess. I prefer the simplicity of LinqPad, so I startet to write one by myself without the need to instanciate a scope etc. The result 'til now is promising and I have implemented very basic features. I'v planned to use LinqPad with queries like that:
    from e in customers select e
    No scope, no Extent-Method etc.!!!

    By now I have several questions:
    1. @Telerik: are there currently plans or even implemented parts on this topic in the near future? If yes, then I won't spent much more time on this topic.
    2. What do you think about it? In which manner do you use LinqPad?
    3. Which database(s) do you use with OpenAccess?
    4. Do you use the new entity designer by now?

    My plans for now:
    1. Create basic connect dialog where you choose the model assembly, connection settings to database, etc.
    2. investigate, whether it contains the new designer generated code or conventional model classes
    2a. if conventional data model: create scope and extent-properties dynamically
    2b. if designer generated code: use entity diagram as data source
    3. Dynamically wrap it for use in LinqPad
    4. Fill schema info in LinqPad

    As long as I exclusively use MS-SQL by myself, I would see this in first place and implement other databases for connection settings later.


  2. Joe Albahari
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    Mar 2010

    Posted 18 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    With regard writing a driver for LINQPad, the documentation has just been updated:

    The process is usually quite easy. I don't know whether Telerik is already working on something - they are welcome to touch base with me.

    Best regards

  3. Jordan
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    Posted 19 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Daniel Schilling,

    We are not currently working on a LINQPad plug-in for OpenAccess.
    However, we think that our customers will be very happy to have such a tool in their toolbox.
    We will be glad to assist you in any way in the development of such a plug-in.

    The database that we use the most is the NorthwindOA database that is installed with OpenAccess.
    As you probably guess it is a modified version of the Northwind database. We are also using a lot the Northwind and the AdventureWorks databases.

    I am not sure that I completely understand your question about the entity designer. Could you please clarify?

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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  4. Sergej Mertens
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    May 2009

    Posted 22 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Jordan,

    thanks for your reply. I just wanted to know from _others_, whether they use the new designer or not. That's all :-) The same with the database software/servers.

    @Joe: if I have some questions, I will contact you. But till now, everything works like described in your very goof documentation.

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