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DataServiceConfiguration Class

Manages the configuration of ADO.NET Data Services.

Namespace:  System.Data.Services
Assembly:  System.Data.Services (in System.Data.Services.dll)

public sealed class DataServiceConfiguration : IDataServiceConfiguration

This topic describes new functionality in ADO.NET Data Services that is available as an update to the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1. You can download and install the update from the Microsoft Download Center.

This example shows the code-behind page for a Northwind-based data service, with access granted to selected entity sets.

using System.Data.Services;
using System.Linq;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;

namespace NorthwindService
    public class Northwind : DataService<NorthwindEntities>
        // This method is called only once to initialize service-wide policies. 
        public static void InitializeService(DataServiceConfiguration config)
            // Make certain entity sets writable.
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Customers", EntitySetRights.All); 
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Employees", EntitySetRights.All);
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Orders", EntitySetRights.All);
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Order_Details", EntitySetRights.All);
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Products", EntitySetRights.All);

            // Make the remaining entity sets read-only.
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("*", EntitySetRights.AllRead);



Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1