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Entity Framework Tutorial (Update) - Second Edition

By : Joydip Kanjilal
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Entity Framework Tutorial (Update) - Second Edition

By: Joydip Kanjilal

Overview of this book

The ADO.NET Entity Framework from Microsoft is a new ADO.NET development framework that provides a level of abstraction for data access strategies and solves the impedance mismatch issues that exist between different data models This book explores Microsoft’s Entity Framework and explains how it can used to build enterprise level applications. It will also teach you how you can work with RESTful Services and Google’s Protocol Buffers with Entity Framework and WCF. You will explore how to use Entity Framework with ASP.NET Web API and also how to consume the data exposed by Entity Framework from client applications of varying types, i.e., ASP.NET MVC, WPF and Silverlight. You will familiarize yourself with the new features and improvements introduced in Entity Framework including enhanced POCO support, template-based code generation, tooling consolidation and connection resiliency. By the end of the book, you will be able to successfully extend the new functionalities of Entity framework into your project.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Entity Framework Tutorial Second Edition
About the Author
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Designing the UserAuthentication database

Before we begin implementing a simple application that shows how data retrieved from the EDM can be consumed, let's take a quick look at the EDM again:

As you can see in this diagram, our application needs to interact with the CSDL layer. The SSDL layer will connect to the database (the Security database in our example), and the mapping layer will map these two layers so that they can communicate.

The Security database comprises of a list of the following tables:

  • Users: This table contains the user details.

  • UsersAuthentication: This table contains the user authentication details.

  • UserAuthenticationTypes: This table contains user authentication type data. User authentication type can be Windows, Forms, Passport, and Anonymous.

  • UsersLoginHistory: This table contains data related to user login history; that is, the user login history data of the user.

  • UserRoles: This table contains the user role details.

  • Roles: This table contains the role details.

  • Controls...