EF5 Sample Provider Published

We have published a new version of the sample provider that supports features introduced in the Entity Framework 5. It can be downloaded from the MSDN Code Samples Gallery. This updated sample takes the sample provider code we released for Entity Framework 4 and demonstrates how to add support for spatial types and how to… Read more

Writing an EF-enabled ADO.NET Provider – Part 2

  The information in this post is out of date.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. Part 2: Provider Manifest This article outlines how to write the provider manifest for our Entity Framework Provider. We will walk through the different components needed, and look at some important parts… Read more

Writing an EF Enabled ADO.NET Provider

The information in this post is out of date.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. Part 1: Provider Overview This article is the first in a series designed to teach developers the basic steps to write an Entity Framework Enabled ADO.NET provider. This article will give you an… Read more

Progress Software Releases New Entity Framework Provider

The information in this post is out of date.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. Progress Software just announced that they’ve released version 3.5 of their DataDirect Connect provider for ADO.NET Entity Framework.  This release, which is made up entirely of managed code, supports both EF4 and EF… Read more

EF Caching with Jarek Kowalski’s Provider

The information in this post is out of date.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. Jarek Kowalski built a great caching and tracing toolkit that makes it easy to add these two features onto the Entity Framework.  His code sample plugs in as a provider that wraps the… Read more

EF4 Sample Provider for SQL Server 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The information in this post is out of date.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. We are excited to share the latest revision of the Entity Framework sample provider for SQL Server. You can find in on Code Gallery here. All existing providers built for Entity Framework 3.5… Read more

New sample provider demonstrates Oracle connectivity

As noted on Jaroslaw Kowalski’s blog, we have released a new flavor of the ADO.NET Entity Framework sample provider.  You can access the Oracle flavor of the sample provider on the Code Gallery site here.   The new sample wraps System.Data.OracleClient instead of System.Data.SqlClient, demonstrating Oracle connectivity from the Entity Framework.  We chose to build… Read more

Entity Framework Provider Updates

Greetings from TechEd!   We’ve updated the ADO.NET Entity Framework Sample Provider for .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta and posted it at the MSDN Code Gallery site.  You can download the sample provider here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/EFSampleProvider   Yesterday we held a chalk talk session with many of our provider writer partners.  The theater was so full with… Read more

Sample ADO.NET Entity Framework Provider – Beta 3

We’ve updated the sample provider to work with Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework.  The sample provider is available for download as an attachment to this blog post. The sample provider has undergone some minor changes in moving from Beta 2 to Beta 3.  The biggest such in the sample provider is due to… Read more

Sample ADO.NET Entity Framework Provider – Beta 2

We’ve updated the sample provider to work with Beta 2 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework.  The sample provider is available here. The sample provider has undergone some minor changes in moving from Beta 1 to Beta 2. The DbProviderServices class has been enhanced to support returning the mapping file that the EdmGen.exe command-line tool uses… Read more