This section holds the most general questions about Telerik Data Access: what it is and what it does:
- What kinds of mappings are available in Telerik Data Access?
- Can I use stored procedures?
- Does Telerik Data Access support LINQ?
- I am about to begin developing a new solution using Telerik Data Access. Where should I start?
- I am about to begin integrating Telerik Data Access in my existing solution. Where should I start?
- Where can I find practical code samples for Telerik Data Access?
Telerik Data Access provides the Code Only mapping approach (also known as Fluent Mapping API). Through its set of extension methods, the Fluent Mapping API offers you means for creating powerful data access layers.
You can integrate Telerik Data Access in your solution through the Data Access NuGet packages. The two packages, Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent and Telerik.DataAccess.Core will allow you to develop your data access layers and deploy the applications that consume them without additional configuration.
You need to integrate the Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent package within the project that will hold your model. After that you can start coding the persistent classes, the mapping configuration and the context with the Fluent Mapping API. You need to keep in mind that, the Fluent package is dependent on the Telerik.DataAccess.Core package.
The Telerik Data Access installer delivers on your machine two code samples which exercise the API in unit tests. You can find them under the Telerik folder in the Windows Start menu.