ADO.NET (WCF) Data Services Custom Provider

Dec 30, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Please add a sample that shows how to create an ADO.NET (WCF) Data Services Custom Provider.  Those of us who are attempting to implement a custom provider are desperately seeking out any information, considering the MSDN documentation is, shall we say, "sparse."  Most of the time, my team is left using Reflector, which is a poor substitute for a working sample.  Up to this point, creating a custom provider was only possible in .NET 4.0 (although you guys have samples that target other 4.0 technologies), but now with the release (well, kinda) of the Data Services Update for .NET 3.5 SP1, it's time we had a real sample to look at.

And by the way, thanks for the effort that I know you guys put into these samples!

Jan 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Edited Jan 4, 2010 at 9:01 AM

Hello DaCodeBoy,

Thank you very much for your suggestions.  Currently, to write such a custom provider would require a detailed background.  However, our samples should not include any specific business backgrounds.  Meanwhile, a whole custom provider for WCF Data Services may be too large for a single project.  

Thanks again for your suggestions, we will surely consider it when we design the future plan for ADO.NET samples.   Looking forward to your ideas. 

Happy New Year!

Best Regards,
Michael Sun