Wednesday, December 16, 2009

OData my LINQPad – LINQPad (beta) now supports Data Services/OData (and there’s .Net 4 rev too)

Marquee de Sells - LINQPad updated to support Data Services!

“Joe Albahari, the author of LINQPad, has added support for WCF Data Services to the 1.37.1 version beta of LINQPad. This means that you can point LINQPad at any Open Data (OData) endpoint and do queries interactively just like any other LINQ data source. He even supports HTTP security, in case the endpoint in question requires it. …”

LINQPad - Preview Latest LINQPad Beta

LINQPad 1.37.1

The latest beta has a couple of big new features. First, you can directly query ADO.NET Data Services:


Second, there's a new extensibility point for writing custom data context drivers. These drivers let you offer first-class support in LINQPad for querying other data sources, such as your favourite object relational mapper or cloud-based database. Click here to find out more.

LINQPad for .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2

A LINQPad build for .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 2 is now available. You must first install the .NET Framework 4.0 beta. Both are currently for testing and feedback purposes only and should not be used in a production environment. Note that this build does not yet support querying WCF Data Services (this will come soon). …”


I’m thinking there might be a bright future for OData and seeing this kind of support just re-enforces that feeling.


Related Past Post XRef:
Need an ad-hoc query tool for your Azure data tables? LINQPad to the rescue
This post title made me laugh, “I've Left Query Analyzer Hell For LINQPad Heaven”
LINQPad and the Entity Framework
Getting External with LINQPad – Advanced LINQPad Dimecast (aka part 3 of 3)
Fun with .Dump() in LINQPad – An intermediate level Dimecast for LINQPad
Link to LINQPad – A Dimecast LINQPad Walkthrough
LINQPad - A Free Interactive LINQ to SQL (and others) Utility (Think "SQL Query Analyzer for LINQ")

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