POCO Proxies Part 1

The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. The Entity Framework (EF) in .NET 4.0 introduces the ability to interact with entities with persistence ignorance (POCOs). While this favors separation of concerns, it also means that the entities will do less… Read more

Walkthrough: Test-Driven Development with the Entity Framework 4.0

This walkthrough will demonstrate how to use the new Plain Old CLR Object (POCO) support in Entity Framework 4.0 to develop an application using Test-Driven Development (TDD). In the first release of EF, entity classes had to inherit from EntityObject or implement one of the EF interfaces, which meant your classes had to have direct… Read more

Test-Driven Development Walkthrough with the Entity Framework 4.0

The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. This walkthrough will demonstrate how to use the new Plain Old CLR Object (POCO) support in Entity Framework 4.0 to develop an application using Test-Driven Development (TDD). In the first release of EF,… Read more

Updated Feature CTP Walkthrough: Self Tracking Entities for the Entity Framework

The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. The goal of this walkthrough is to demonstrate a basic scenario for the use of the Self-Tracking Entities feature of Entity Framework.  Self-Tracking Entities consist on a set of code generation templates based… Read more

Updated Feature CTP Walkthrough: Code Only for Entity Framework

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Code First to a New Database see http://msdn.com/data/jj193542 For Code First to an Existing Database see http://msdn.com/data/jj200620   This post covers Code Only improvements in the CTP2 release for VS 2010… Read more

Automatic Generation of Stored Procedure Return Types

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   A new feature of the Entity Framework in .NET 4.0 is the ability to return collections of complex type instances from stored procedures. In the next public release of the designer,… Read more

There is still time to make yourself heard

The ADO.NET Providers team still needs your input.  This is the last week to answer our ADO.NET Managed Providers Planning survey.   Help us to make the decisions that will benefit our database community.   The survey can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2009/11/01/the-ado-net-providers-team-wants-to-hear-your-opinion.aspx.   ThanksLuiz Fernando SantosProgram Manager, SQLClient… Read more

Foreign Key Relationships in the Entity Framework

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   Last March Alex James posted to our design blog about our plans for adding foreign keys to the entity framework. Since then we’ve pushed forward with implementing FK associations and properties… Read more

Model First with the Entity Framework 4

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF. For Model First see http://msdn.com/data/jj205424   In a previous post, we walked through the designer’s “out of the box” database schema generation experience. In this post, we show how some new designer… Read more

ADO.Net Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview Released!

  The information in this post is out of date. Visit msdn.com/data/ef for the latest information on current and past releases of EF.   We’ve released an update of the Entity Framework Feature CTP!  The updated CTP includes many requested improvements and added features we’ve gathered from the community since the release of our first… Read more