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This solution is a sample (so use at your own risk...) that:
  • implements an IDataServiceActionProvider for WCF Data Services 5.0 (for OData 3.0) over the Entity Framework
  • includes a separate website with an OData service that exposes a model with actions, using the sample IDataServiceActionProvider.

How to use

  • See Part 1 to see the experience enabled by this provider.
  • See Part 2 for a description of IDataServiceActionProvider which is implemented by this sample
  • See Part 3 for an explanation of this code.

How to try it out

  • Get everything compiling and then debug the web-application.
  • Hit http://localhost:{port}/MoviesService.svc/Movies(1) with a browser
  • Notice the URLs for actions
  • Copy one of the action urls, suggestion try the for the Rate action
    • i.e. http://localhost:{port}/MoviesService.svc/Movies(1)/Rate
  • Put a break point on the Rate(Movie m, int rating) method in your MoviesModel class
  • Use a tool like Fiddler to send this request to the service:
POST http://localhost:{port}/MoviesService.svc/Movies(1)/Rate HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json;odata-verbose

   "rating": 5
  • Step through the action when the break point is hit.
  • Try adding your own actions!


  • .NET 4.0 or higher
  • VS 2010 sp1 or higher (sp1 is needed for IIS Express integration)
  • ASP.NET MVC 3.0 or higher
  • IIS Express 7.5 or higher
  • WCF Data Service 5.0
  • Nuget
  • other dependencies should be resolved by nuget at build time.

Last edited Apr 13, 2012 at 7:51 PM by AlexDJames, version 17