WCF Data Services 5.3 RC Tools Installer

This installer will update the NuGet packages referenced by the WCF Data Services item templates to 5.3.0. This installer also fixes a few bugs in certain code gen scenarios.
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    10.3 MB

      What is in the release:

      This release contains the following noteworthy bug fixes:

      • Fixes an issue where code gen produces invalid code in VB
      • Fixes an issue where code gen fails when the Precision facet is set on spatial and time properties
      • Fixes an issue where odata.type was not written consistently in fullmetadata mode for JSON
      • Fixes an issue where a valid form of Edm.DateTime could not be parsed
      • Fixes an issue where the WCF DS client would not send type names for open properties on insert/update

      In addition to the bug fixes above, this release contains the following new features:

      • Instance annotations are now supported on feed and entry in the new JSON format
      • Actions with the same name can now be bound to multiple different types
      • The request URL can now be modified in the OnStartProcessingRequest event on the server
      • The new JSON format can now be consumed from the client without requiring code gen
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

      Additional Requirements:

      • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 or Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
      • Microsoft Silverlight 4 SDK and Microsoft Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2010 (both optional)
    • Download and run the installer to install the WCF Data Services 5.3 tools on your computer.

      • Please make sure Visual Studio is closed before running the installer.
      • This is a side-by-side release with the assemblies shipped with .NET Framework 4 and Silverlight 4.
      • The WCF Data Services 5.2 installer will update the "Add Service Reference" tooling integration in Visual Studio if it’s already installed, hence it will generate code based on WCF Data Services 5.2.
      • The KB2502836 update for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer (that gets delivered as a part of this update for Silverlight 5 development) reverts the "Add Service Reference" behavior to generate code based on the assemblies that shipped in the .NET Framework 4. Running the WCF Data Services Installer and repairing the installation fixes this problem.