Extending Windows Azure Mobile Services queries to include relational data and optional metadata

Extending Windows Azure Mobile Services queries to include relational data and optional metadata

The last few weeks I’ve worked a lot with Xamarin, doing Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps. By utilizing the Azure Mobile Services you can get started really quickly and get a proper and stable backend environment running (in Azure, obviously). While this is all fun and dandy, there’s a problem that presented itself rather soon. Namely that the queries by default wasn’t extended to include metadata or relational data. Background Below is a sample of what my entities look like in Azure Mobile Services (as designed with the code-first approach) and their representation in the App…

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