Quickstart (ADO.NET Data Services)

This quickstart helps you become familiar with ADO.NET Data Services through a series of tasks that support the topics in Getting Started with ADO.NET Data Services.

The first task in this quickstart shows how to create and access a data service to expose data from the Northwind sample database. In later topics, you will create a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client application that accesses the data service by using client libraries.

To use ADO.NET Data Services to create a data service, you must install the following components:

  • ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Both are installed when you install the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions. To complete the final task of this quickstart, you must install an update to the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1. You can download and install the update from the Microsoft Download Center

  • The Entity Data Model tools. These tools are included in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or a later version.

  • An instance of Microsoft SQL Server. This includes SQL Server Express.

  • The Northwind sample database. To download this sample database, see the download page, Sample Databases for SQL Server.

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 (ADO.NET 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 resources.

Creating the .NET Framework Client Application (ADO.NET Data Services Quickstart)

Create a WPF client application to access the data service, bind data to Windows controls, change data in the bound controls, and then send the changes back to the data service.

Note Note

Project files from a completed version of the quickstart can be downloaded from the WCF Data Services Documentation Samples page.

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