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Michael Crump Microsoft MVP, INETA Community Champion and XAML Advocate.

I have started a new series on SilverlightShow.net called Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application.  I decided that I wanted to create a very simple and easy to understand article that not only guides you step-by-step but includes a video and full source code. I personally believe this is the best way to teach someone something and I hope you enjoy the series. I also want to thank SilverlightShow for giving me this opportunity to help other developers get up to speed quickly with OData.

The table of contents for the series is listed below.

  1. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 1) – Creating our first OData Data Source and querying data through the web browser and LinqPad.
  2. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 2 ) – Consuming OData in a Silverlight Application.
  3. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 3)  – Consuming OData in a Windows Phone 7 Application.
  4. Producing and Consuming OData in a Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 application. (Part 4)  – Consuming OData in a Windows Phone 7 Application (Mango).

What is OData?

The Open Data Protocol (OData) is simply an open web protocol for querying and updating data. It allows for the consumer to query the datasource (usually over HTTP) and retrieve the results in Atom, JSON or plain XML format, including pagination, ordering or filtering of the data.

In this series of articles, I am going to show you how to produce an OData Data Source and consume it using Silverlight 4 and Windows Phone 7. Read the complete series of articles to have a deep understanding of OData and how you may use it in your own applications.

The Full Article

The full article is hosted on SilverlightShow and you can access it by clicking here. Don’t forget to rate it and leave comments or email me [michael[at]michaelcrump[dot]net if you have any problems.

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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:55 AM | Back to top

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