Defining WCF Data Services
This section describes how to create and configure WCF Data Services to expose data as an Open Data Protocol (OData) feed. For more information about the basic steps required to create a data service, see Exposing Your Data as a Service.
In This Section
Describes the data service configuration options provided by WCF Data Services.
Describes the provider models for exposing data as a data service.
Describes how to define service operations that expose methods on the server.
Describes how to create a mapping between entities in the data model defined by the data service provider and elements in the data feed.
Describes how to define interceptor methods to perform custom business logic on requests to the data service.
Describes how to develop and deploy a data service by using Visual Studio.
Describes authentication and authorization for the data service and other security considerations.
Describes how to select a host for your data service.
Describes how to work with different versions of the OData.
Describes optional functionalities of the OData protocol that are not currently implemented by WCF Data Services.