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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
About the Reviewers

Implementing our first application using the Entity Framework

In this section, we will learn how to use the EDM and the EntityDataSource control to implement our first program using the Entity Framework. We will use a GridView control to display bound data.

Let's first have the environment ready. I will run you through the steps to download and install Entity Framework 6 now.

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the project and select EntityFramework from the list of NuGet packages, as shown in the following screenshot:

Click on Install to start downloading and installing Entity Framework 6:

Once Entity Framework 6 has been downloaded, click on Accept to start the installation. After Entity Framework 6 has been successfully installed and the necessary changes applied to your project, you are ready to start writing your first application that makes use of this framework.

Refer to the solution we created earlier using the Entity Data Model Designer. Now follow these steps:

  1. Drag and drop an EntityDataSource...