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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

Using Code First Migrations

In this recipe we will use Code First code Migrations to evolve our model and update the database. You might be asking yourself why this is so important. Isn't this just another way of doing something we already knew how to do?

Not so! It solves a very important problem in a simple and efficient way. Haven't we all at some time had the problem of deploying software and keeping the database up-to-date? Well, this solves this exact problem. And in a very easy and simple way, I must add.

How? Keep reading.

Getting ready

In order to use this recipe, you should have Visual Studio 2012 installed. It would be good to have implemented the previous recipe and worked on the resulting solution.

How to do it...

Using this recipe we will implement Code First Migrations and show how to evolve our model and revert it to a previous version.

First, open Visual Studio 2012 and open the previous project. We recommend copying it to a new folder so if anything goes wrong (you all know Murphy...