Feature CTP Walkthrough: POCO Templates 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  The information in this post is out of date.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.   Overview This post covers a new Entity Framework extension called POCO Templates. POCO Templates is a T4 template and associated include files, that allow you to generate POCO classes or Plain… Read more

Feature CTP Walkthrough: Self Tracking Entities 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  The information in this post is out of date.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.   Overview The goal of the following walkthrough is to demonstrate a basic scenario for the use of Self Tracking Entities with Entity Framework. Self Tracking Entities is a feature included in… Read more

Announcing: Entity Framework Feature CTP 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  The information in this post is out of date.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.   Today we are announcing the availability of the Microsoft Entity Framework Feature CTP 1 for the .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1.  You can download the Feature CTP 1 from here.  This… Read more

Feature CTP Walkthrough: Code Only for the Entity Framework (Updated)

This post covers Code Only improvements in the CTP3 release for VS 2010 Beta2. This walkthrough shows how you can change the default model like specifying property facets and navigation property inverses as well change the default mapping by changing the default inheritance strategy and table and column names. You can learn more about Code-Only… Read more

Feature CTP Walkthrough: POCO Templates for the Entity Framework

The following post refers to an old version of the POCO Template. You can find information about the POCO Template for Visual Studio 2010 RTM here Creating a Database using Model First 1 – Open the POCOWalkthru project This project is a Console Application that has two files, “Program.cs” and “Blogging.edmx”. The “Blogging.edmx” is a… Read more

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

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 on Text Template Transformation Toolkit (T4) technology that is used to generate entity types that have the ability to record changes on… Read more

Using Repository and Unit of Work patterns with 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.   If you have been watching this blog, you know that I have been discussing the various aspects of POCO capabilities we added to Entity Framework 4.0. POCO support makes it possible… Read more

System.Data.OracleClient Update

As a part of formulating our long term strategy for ADO.NET, we have had several discussions with number of our customers, internal and external partners, and MVPs to better align our development efforts to ensure we are delivering the right technologies according to our customers’ highest priority needs. One of the key intent of these… Read more

POCO in the Entity Framework 4: Part 3 – Change Tracking with POCO

  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.   In my last post on POCO, I mentioned the fact that there are two types of change tracking possibilities with POCO: Snapshot based Change Tracking and Notification based Change Tracking with… Read more

ADO.NET Entity Framework Provider for Firebird RTM Now Available

  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.   Firebird recently announced the RTM of FirebirdClient 2.5. This new release now provides full support for the Entity Framework. To learn more about FirebirdClient 2.5 check out Jiri’s blog at http://blog.vyvojar.cz/jirka/archive/2009/05/22/ann-firebirdclient-2-5-final-released.aspx or… Read more