Quickstart (WCF Data Services)
This quickstart helps you become familiar with WCF Data Services and the Open Data Protocol (OData) through a series of tasks that support the topics in Getting Started with WCF Data Services.
What You Will Learn
The first task in this quickstart shows how to create a data service to expose an OData feed from the Northwind sample database. In later topics, you will access the OData feed by using a Web browser, and also create a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client application that consumes the OData feed by using client libraries.
To complete this quickstart, you must install the following components:
Visual Studio 2010.
An instance of Microsoft SQL Server. This includes SQL Server Express, which is included in a default installation of Visual Studio.
The Northwind sample database. To download this sample database, see the download page, Sample Databases for SQL Server.
WCF Data Services Quickstart Tasks
- Creating the Data Service
- Define the ASP.NET application, define the data model, create the data service, and enable access to resources.
- Accessing the Service from a Web Browser (WCF Data Services Quickstart)
- Start the service from Visual Studio and access the service by submitting HTTP GET requests through a Web browser to the exposed feed.
- Creating the .NET Framework Client Application (WCF Data Services Quickstart)
- Create a WPF client application to consume the OData feed, bind data to Windows controls, change data in the bound controls, and then send the changes back to the data service.
|Project files from a completed version of the quickstart can be downloaded from the WCF Data Services Documentation Samples page.|