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C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

By : Mark J. Price
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Book Image

C# 12 and .NET 8 – Modern Cross-Platform Development Fundamentals - Eighth Edition

4.6 (14)
By: Mark J. Price

Overview of this book

This latest edition of the bestselling Packt series will give you a solid foundation to start building projects using modern C# and .NET with confidence. You'll learn about object-oriented programming; writing, testing, and debugging functions; and implementing interfaces. You'll take on .NET APIs for managing and querying data, working with the fi lesystem, and serialization. As you progress, you'll explore examples of cross-platform projects you can build and deploy, such as websites and services using ASP.NET Core. This latest edition integrates .NET 8 enhancements into its examples: type aliasing and primary constructors for concise and expressive code. You'll handle errors robustly through the new built-in guard clauses and explore a simplified implementation of caching in ASP.NET Core 8. If that's not enough, you'll also see how native ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler publish lets web services reduce memory use and run faster. You'll work with the seamless new HTTP editor in Visual Studio 2022 to enhance the testing and debugging process. You'll even get introduced to Blazor Full Stack with its new unified hosting model for unparalleled web development flexibility.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Loading and tracking patterns with EF Core

There are three loading patterns that are commonly used with EF Core:

  • Eager loading: Load data early.
  • Lazy loading: Load data automatically just before it is needed.
  • Explicit loading: Load data manually.

In this section, we're going to introduce each of them.

Eager loading entities using the Include extension method

In the QueryingCategories method, the code currently uses the Categories property to loop through each category, outputting the category name and the number of products in that category.This works because when we wrote the query, we enabled eager loading by calling the Include method for the related products.Let's see what happens if we do not call Include:

  1. In Program.Queries.cs, in the QueryingCategories method, modify the query to comment out the Include method call, as shown highlighted in the following code:
IQueryable<Category>? categories = db.Categories;
  //.Include(c => c.Products);
  1. In Program.cs...