OpenAccess with Windows Phone?

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  1. Michael
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    Posted 08 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    I saw that SQLite was supported by OpenAccess, but can I use OpenAccess as a data access layer for a Windows Phone app?  The database side of Windows Phone is just weak. Even Microsoft seems to be nudging people to SQLite now.  Anyway, if it is not supported, I would like to suggest it.  Thanks!
  2. Ivailo
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    Posted 13 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Michael,

    Thank you for sharing your ideas about improving OpenAccess - we appreciate that. 

    Currently the scenario we recommend for Windows Phone apps is to use OpenAccess on a server and expose your data using Web API or Data Services, as presented in our SDK Browser under the HTML5 / KendoUI section.

    While OpenAccess ORM supports SQLite on the server, you cannot use it on the client side of a Windows Phone app due to core framework differences there.

    I hope that helps. 

    the Telerik team
    Q3'12 SP1 of OpenAccess ORM packs Multi-Table Entities mapping support. Check it out.
  3. Michael
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    Posted 13 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    I figured that was probably the answer, so thanks for confirming.  There are apps out there though that do have a local data store, where an ORM on the phone itself makes sense.  Even if you store data in the cloud, you may want part or all of that data to be able to get synced locally for speed.  When you do that, you need a quick and simple way to get at that data.  It sounds like Microsoft is moving in the direction of "write once, run on any size Windows device", so if that's the case, maybe before long your product will just be able to work on the phone itself too.  Thanks...
  4. Andrew
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    Posted 17 Sep 2013 Link to this post

    I would also like to use this on Windows Phone 8. Using SQLite directly is way too low-level for my taste.
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