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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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The DataSource controls

The DataSource controls are those that can be bound to data from external data sources. These data sources may include databases, XML files, or even flat files. ASP.NET 2.0 introduced some DataSource controls with a powerful data binding technique, so the need for writing lengthy code for binding data-to-data controls has been eliminated.


In ASP.NET, the term data binding implies binding the controls to data retrieved from a data source and providing read or write connectivity between these controls and the data that they are bound to.

A DataSource control acts like a layer in between your data source and the data bound control. Data bound controls can be any control that actually interacts with the end user while consuming the data services provided by the DataSource control to which it is bound. It defines certain methods and properties that perform data-specific operations like insert, delete, update, and select over the data exposed by the DataSource control...