UI for WPF - backend technology question

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  1. Gerold
    Gerold avatar
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    May 2011

    Posted 12 Nov 2015 Link to this post

    Hi @All,

    as far as I could see from the samples the Telerik UI for WPF components are mainly targeted towards an WCF-based backend service.

    Is it easily possible to use a ASP.NET MVC WebAPI REST-service as a backend from a WPF Desktop application?

    I'd like to build a SPA web app that uses MCV Web API as a backend. There is also a mobile app that uses the same REST-services.  But for some functions the browser is not a good ​platform and I'd like to give our users a "fat-client" (e.g. for report design, Office ole-automation). But I'd also like to use the same backend for both and I wouldn't like to build a new WCF-backend only for the desktop clients. Of course the WPF application should be full-featured (data grids, data filters) and I don't want to re-invent the wheel.

    Are there any samples available for this scenario?


    Kind regards



  2. Maya
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    4062 posts

    Posted 17 Nov 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Gerold,

    We introduced support for OData v4 with Q3 2015 that might be helpful. Check out our documentation and the corresponding tutorials for working with OData v4:
    1. RadDataServiceDataSource - Overview
    2. Configure service - Create an OData v4 Endpoint Using ASP.NET Web API 2.2
    3. Client app - Create an OData v4 Client App

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