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ASP.NET Web API Gets OData v4.0 Support, WCF Will Not

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 26, 2014

ASP.NET Web API 2.2 for OData v4.0 are now available as nightly builds. The team also released OData core libraries version 6.1 on nuget with several bug fixes and new features, especially increased support for OData v4 spec. However, the MS team suggested that WCF will not get OData v4 specific features.

WCF Data Services 5.6.0 Adds Entity Framework 6 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 08, 2013

The recently released WCF Data Services 5.6.0 provides support for Entity Framework 6 and provides an option either to upgrade or create nww OData services to target EF 6.

ODataUriParser Now Supports $select and $expand

by Jonathan Allen on  May 29, 2013

The ODataUriParser, part of WCF Data Services, can now parse $select and $expand expressions and produce matching abstract syntax trees.

WCF Data Services 5.4.0 Released with Client Hooks and Instance Annotations on Atom Payloads

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 27, 2013

Microsoft has announced the availability of WCF Data Services 5.4.0 release candidate with new features and several bug fixes.

WCF Data Services 5.3.0 with Instance Annotations and request URL

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 22, 2013

Microsoft has released WCF Data Services 5.3.0 with support for instance annotations in JSON payloads, modifying request URL in the OnStartProcessingRequest method including few bug fixes.

Getting Started with OData v3 and WCF Data Services 5.x

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 09, 2013

If you are building new web services with .NET then OData should be high on your list of frameworks to investigate, especially if you need to support unknown third parties. The technology inherently supports both SOAP and REST style messages with the latter offering ATOM (XML) and JSON representations. This means consumers can pretty much request whatever format is best for them.

WCF Data Services 5.2.0 with UriParser Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 20, 2012

Microsoft has announced the availability of WCF Data Services 5.2.0 with support for UriParser and fixes to several bugs.

Enums, Entity Framework And WCF Data Services

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 03, 2012

Enumerations have been supported in Entity Framework 5 – however Enums are not yet supported in WCF Data Services, which means you still need to handle them explicitly when writing OData services.

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