Tag Archives: Web API

Remember RIA Services? Trackable Entities Can Fill the Void

Anyone remember WCF RIA Services?  It was a great idea: simplify n-tier development with a combination of libraries and tooling. Take something which is inherently difficult, namely data-centric web services consumed by rich clients, and make it easier.  Provide a … Continue reading

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Handle Cyclical References with ASP.NET Web API 2 and MVC 6

Many ORM (object-relational mapping) tools, such as Entity Framework 6 Tools for Visual Studio 2012 & 2013, Entity Framework Power Tools, or Entity Framework Reverse POCO Generator, generate entity classes that contain cyclical references. Note: The Web API 2 solution … Continue reading

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EF 6.x Code-First and Model-First with Trackable Entities 2.1

Until now Trackable Entities has required the Entity Framework Power Tools to reverse engineer Code-First model classes from an existing database.  But not long ago the Entity Framework team released the EF 6.x Tools for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, … Continue reading

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Real-World MVVM with Entity Framework and ASP.NET Web API

I just completed a sample application using Simple MVVM Toolkit together with Trackable Entities to build a real-world N-Tier solution with a WPF client and portable POCO entities that are automatically change-tracked and sent to an ASP.NET Web API service … Continue reading

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