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License Considerations - 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 topic provides information about deploying applications that use Telerik Data Access for data access. For more information about Telerik Data Access, see Getting Started - Visual Designer.

Telerik Data Access provides a set of tools that integrate with and make it easier to develop in Visual Studio. For more information, see Telerik Data Access Model Tools. This topic does not describe how to use specific technologies to deploy Telerik Data Access-based application.

Microsoft Visual Studio provides facilities for distributing and deploying applications, such as ClickOnce deployment. For more information, see the corresponding topic in the Visual Studio documentation.

The following considerations apply when you deploy an application that uses Telerik Data Access:

  • Telerik Data Access is dependent on Microsoft .NET Framework starting with .NET Framework 2.0. You must ensure that .NET Framework 2.0 (if LINQ is used .NET Framework 3.5 is required) or a later version is installed when deploying a Telerik Data Access based application.
  • When a conceptual model is generated by the Telerik Data Access Domain Model Wizard, a connection string is created in the application configuration file. Model and mapping files can be embedded as application resources or they can be copied to the output directory. By default, they are deployed as embedded application resources.
  • Telerik Data Access runtime can be redistributed with your application as permitted by the Telerik End-User License Agreement. For more information, see End User License Agreement.

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