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Working with WCF Data Service

This post will drive you to create WCF Data Service and how to use it in your client application. A Windows Console application will be created to comsume the service by using its proxy. For Web application, it can be called by activating URL with HTTP method.

Creating a WCF Data Service

The WCF Data Service requires us to have a entity model, actually it is a DbContext class.

After updated, it looks like below (in my case the class is TestingModelContainer)


Now viewing the service on a browser it looks like this, default format applied is Atom


Consuming the service using OData syntax

Suppose your database has below data and you also use FF browser


List all categories


Filtering data

This case I want to list all categories with Id > 5



Written on September 25, 2015