Getting Started with Windows Azure Mobile Services: Listing 1

The Insert method.

private const string ApplicationUrl = "";
private const string ApplicationKey = "QEoycHPhsULrrqnrHBVKydvlPugspY77";
private const string TableName = "article";
public async Task<Article> Insert(Article article)
        var insertUrl = ApplicationUrl + "tables/" + TableName;
        var insertRequest = WebRequest.Create(insertUrl);
        insertRequest.Method = "POST";
        var serializer =
            JsonSerializer.Create(new JsonSerializerSettings {
                                NullValueHandling = NullValueHandling.Ignore});
        var reqtask = Task.Factory.FromAsync<Stream>(
                                insertRequest.EndGetRequestStream, null);
        using (var req = await reqtask)
        using (var twriter = new StreamWriter(req))
        using (var writer = new JsonTextWriter(twriter))

        var task = Task.Factory.FromAsync<WebResponse>(
                             insertRequest.EndGetResponse, null);
        using (var resp = await task)
        using (var stream = resp.GetResponseStream())
        using(var treader = new StreamReader(stream))
        using(var reader = new JsonTextReader(treader))
            return serializer.Deserialize<Article>(reader);
    catch (Exception ex)
        return null;

private void PrepareMobileServicesHttpRequest(WebRequest request)
    request.Headers["X-ZUMO-INSTALLATION-ID"] = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();
    request.Headers["X-ZUMO-APPLICATION"] = ApplicationKey;
    if (request.Method != "GET")
        request.ContentType = "application/json";

About the Author

Nick Randolph runs Built to Roam, a consulting company that specializes in training, mentoring and assisting other companies build mobile applications. With a heritage in rich client applications for both the desktop and a variety of mobile platforms, Nick currently presents, writes and educates on the Windows Phone platform.

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