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Fluent Entity Framework


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  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33592-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33592-1

A Fluent Learning Book

Based on the principles of cognitive science and instructional design, Fluent Entity Framework, part of the Fluent Learning series, is a true tutorial that will help you build effective working models for understanding a large and complex subject: developing Entity Framework applications using Visual Studio.

Most introductory books just talk at you and give you “exercises” that have more to do with taking dictation than actually learning. Fluent Entity Framework is different. It guides you through learning the way your mind likes to learn: by solving puzzles, making connections, and building genuine understanding instead of just memorizing random facts.


• Write .NET applications using Entity Framework 5.0

• Use all three of the supported Entity Framework workflows

• Create, extend, and query arbitrarily complex data models

• Use the Entity Framework Fluent API and T4 templates to create truly provider-independent data models



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How to Use the Entity Framework Designer

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Table of Contents

Getting Started

0  Introduction    1

1  Why Bother?    9

2  Hello, EF    39

The Designer

3  Using the Designer    71

4  Complex Models    101

5  The Object Model    137

6  Designer Options    163

The Code

7  The Code-First Workflow    189

8  Controlling the Schema    223

Working with Entities

9  Querying Models    259

10  Working with Entities    299

Final Project

11  On Your Own    339

Index    360


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