Odata services in Portable class library


Today I’m working in a sample for consuming services in Windows 8 Store Apps. For this sample I will use:

Northwind Service – Read-Only

This service exposes the famous Northwind sample database in read-only mode via OData.


When I started I thought of using Portable Class Library for after to add this project as a reference in a Windows 8 and Windows Phone project.


After I created the project, as a Portable Class Library, I tried to add the service reference:


But I had problems, here is the message:



I went to the link reference: WCF Data Services Tools for Visual Studio  but this contains only reference for

and I need for Portable Class Libraries.

After some search I read this:


I conclude the OData Service is not supported in Portable Class Libraries., yet!

Related References:

Open Data Protocol – .NET/Silverlight/WP7 Libraries and Frameworks


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