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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By : Jose Luis Latorre
Book Image

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook

By: Jose Luis Latorre

Overview of this book

With about ten years since its first release, Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 is one of the most solid development technologies to create casual, business, or enterprise applications. It has evolved into a very stable framework and solid framework for developing applications, with a solid core, called the CLR (Common Language Runtime) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 includes massive changes and enables modern application and UI development."Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook" aims to give you a run through the most exciting features of the latest version. You will experience all the flavors of .NET 4.5 hands on. The “How-to” recipes mix the right ingredients for a final taste of the most appetizing features and characteristics. The book is written in a way that enables you to dip in and out of the chapters.The book is full of practical code examples that are designed to clearly exemplify the different features and their applications in real-world development. All the chapters and recipes are progressive and based on the fresh features on .NET Framework 4.5.The book will begin by teaching you to build a modern UI application and improve it to make it Windows 8 Modern UI apps lifecycle model-compliant. You will create a portable library and throttle data source updating delays. Towards the end of the book, you will create you first Web API.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Creating our first "Code First" application

Our first application will create a database from code. We will start by creating an ASP.NET project that we will reuse in the following recipes.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you should have Visual Studio 2012 installed.

How to do it...

Here we will create a Code First application and see the main concepts behind this technology and how to use it properly.

  1. First open Visual Studio 2012 and create a new project. We will select the ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application template from Visual C# | Web and name it EFCodeFirst as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Select the Internet Application template as shown in the following screenshot:

  3. Next, we will create a class that we will use as the schema to create a table. We will add the BookModel class to the Models folder of our project as shown in the following code. Note that we will need to add a reference to System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.

    namespace EFCodeFirst.Model
        public class BookModel...