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ADO.NET Entity Framework Unleashed


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  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 600
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33074-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33074-2

This is the most complete and practical reference to developing data applications with Microsoft's powerful new ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) 2.0. Author Craig Lee is singularly well-qualified: he is the Microsoft product manager who led the team that created the version of Entity Designer that will ship with the next version of Visual Studio. Here, he shares all the inside knowledge you need to maximize you productivity with EF 2.0 - including powerful tips and tricks that have never been published outside Microsoft before. You will understand the "why" of EF 2.0, not just the "how", as you walk through the entire lifecycle of an EF application, and learn how to integrate EF into your development processes. Lee begins by introducing EF's vision, clearly describing its architecture, and showing how EF connects with Microsoft's exciting Linq technology. He thoroughly illuminates the process of Entity Data Modeling; shows how to work with the Entity Designer and create effective mappings; and walks through creating databases from models. He demonstrates the use of Visual Studio to create EF applications, covering topics ranging from data binding to source code control, packaging, and deployment. The book's comprehensive coverage of programming EF 2.0 includes detailed discussions of providers, code generation, object services, performance tuning, tools, best practices, and much more - including advanced topics covered in no other book.

  • ADO.NET Entity Framework presents a radical new data access technology, and Microsoft will be encouraging all .NET developers to adopt it
  • Fully covers ADO.NET Entity Framework Version 2, which has been radically revised from the previous version
  • Presents powerful tips, tricks, and development best practices direct from a key Microsoft insider
  • Sample Content

    Table of Contents

    1. The Entity Data Model Vision
    2. Entity Framework Architecture
    3. Linq To SQL and the Entity Framework
    4. What's New in Visual Studio 2010?

    Part I. Entity Data Modeling
    5. "Hello World" for the Entity Framework
    6. "Hello World" using Visual Studio
    7. Working with the Entity Designer
    8. Extending Your Model
    9. Mapping Basics
    10. Association Mapping
    11. Advanced Entity Mapping
    12. Keeping the Model Current
    13. Creating a Database from the Model

    Part II. Visual Studio and the Entity Framework
    14. Data Binding
    15. Connection String Management
    16. Working with Visual Studio's Project Systems
    17. Dynamic Data Entities
    18. Source Code Control
    19. Packaging and Deployment

    Part III. Programming the Entity Framework
    20. Entity Framework Providers
    21. Entity Client and Entity SQL
    22. Generating Code from the Model
    23. Object Services
    24. LINQ to Entities
    25. ADO.NET Data Services
    26. Tuning Database Performance

    Part IV. Advanced Topics
    27. Entity Framework Best Practices
    28. EF Tools in the .NET Framework
    29. Entity Framework Model Files
    30. Custom DDEX and EF Providers
    31. Moving from L2S to EF


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