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Managing Instanced of the OpenAccessContext class in Web Applications - Overview

This article is relevant to entity models that utilize the deprecated Visual Studio integration of Telerik Data Access. The current documentation of the Data Access framework is available here.

This section describes the most preferable ways of working with Telerik Data Access when developing a web application. One of the most important things regarding Telerik Data Access based applications is the handling of the OpenAccessContext inside a web application. The most important thing you should take care of, is that the OpenAccessContext class implements the IDisposable interface. It is traditionally difficult to handle those cases in a web application, because of the stateless nature of the web. However, there are three highly efficient ways of dealing with this issue:

  • Using a Master Page - the MasterPage is common for all the pages in a web application. You can declare the OpenAccessContext as a protected member of the MasterPage and then access it in all the pages code-behind methods.
  • Using the HttpContext - basically, you need to create a class that is responsible for getting and setting the OpenAccessContext from/to the HttpContext.
  • Creating a New Context For Each CRUD Operation - with this approach, you execute CRUD operations by creating and disposing the context whenever that is needed.