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  1. Support the .NET DateTimeOffset type

    The DateTimeOffset CLR type is a struct, mainly composed by a DateTime struct and a TimeSpan struct (the latter expressing time zone offset).
    In SQL Server 2008 and above, there is also a corresponding "datetimeoffset" native SQL server type that maps nicely with EF.

    The idea of this data type is to be able to represent a date/time, but also a specific time zone.

    Note! The DateTime type is sufficient to calculate exact universal times (by always practicing dates stored as UTC etc.), but it has no information about the time zone e.g. of the user that modified some object.

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    • Strong Name the Breeze.WebApi.dll

      Can you please apply a strong name to the DLL within the NuGet package. This woudl save having to manually apply it for every update.

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      • We should now only see customers with company names that start with "C" that are also in cities whose names contain "er".

        Step 5 of 6 in tutorial:
        We should now only see customers with company names that start with "C" that are also in cities whose names contain "er".

        Change C to S.

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          Great catch. Thank you!

          I’ve updated it in the source on GitHub and we’ll be pushing the change live with the next push of the Tutorial.

          Thanks again,

          John

        • Try to coerce string bindings to a data property's data type

          Knockout binding of textbox to an integer data property can be fail validation because it sets the property with a string. Breeze, which knows the property's datatype, should attempt to parse the string to that datatype. Extend this idea to all datatypes (including date) and for all model libraries.

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            As of Breeze 0.80.2, automatic datatype coercion is now applied when setting any Breeze ‘entity’ properties.

            This means, for example, that when setting a string to a numeric or date field that Breeze will attempt to coerce the value to the correct datatype before assignment.

          • Support $inlinecount in queries

            The OData 2.0 spec describes the $inlinecount parameter (http://www.odata.org/documentation/uri-conventions#InlinecountSystemQueryOption) as a way to include with query results the count of all records that satisfy the filter clause without respect to the paging parameters (top and skip) that may be in the query request.

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              0.75.1 is now live, and adds an ’inlineCount" method to the EntityQuery.

              This provides support for providing, in addition to standard query results, the count of records that would be returned by this query if no ‘skip’ or ‘take’ option were included on the query.

              In other words, the count is calculated after applying any filters/where clauses but before any skip/take operations.

              See the API Docs for more details. Both OData and WebApi endpoints are supported with this feature.

            • Correct the instructions on this page

              EFContextProvider constructor has been updated to not need the "dbconnectionname" - the instructions still have that.

              SaveChanges() has changed to use JObject, so change it from JArray

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              • I can use asp.net web api with other object then EF.

                In web api how i can use other objects not only EF.

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                  Short answer: You can do it today. The associated docs are on our priority backlog.

                  Long answer: Today, out of the box, the Breeze product ships with adapters for the ASP.NET Web API and for OData. It also ships with .NET components that interface with the Entity Framework and that generate Breeze metadata from an Entity Framework model; that EF model could be developed code first or database first.

                  The Breeze client is in no way limited to these technologies; they are merely the first backend components available; we’d be thrilled to help you adapt Breeze to your preferred server stack.

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