Improvements to Generated SQL in .NET 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The information in this post is out of date.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. In a previous post (http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2009/08/05/improvements-to-the-generated-sql-in-net-4-0-beta1.aspx), we talked about the improvements to the quality and the readability of the SQL generated when querying using the Entity Framework that we made in .NET 4.0 Beta… Read more

Return Type Shape Sensing for Stored Procedures

The information in this post is out of date.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. Nihit Kaul, a Test Lead on the Entity Framework Designer team posted a great blog entry about type sensing for function imports.  You can check out the full article (with tons of screenshots) here. … 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The information in this post is out of date.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

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  The information in this post is out of date.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

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  The information in this post is out of date.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  The information in this post is out of date.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

Upcoming ADO.Net Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 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.   Just a quick note to let everyone know we’re actively working on an updated Feature CTP for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.  As soon as the bits are ready we’ll release… Read more

VS2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 Announced!

  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.   Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 are now available for download by MSDN subscribers and will available to the rest of the world on Wednesday. Beta 2… Read more