The easy way to create an Entity Framework ‘Defining Query’

Entity Framework supports a concept called a ‘Defining Query’, which is basically a client side database View.  I only learned about that feature a few days ago, and I thought I’d share some tips about how to create them in a way that’s much easier than anything I could find out there. The first thing…

9

Peter Blum’s new blog and his cool new data source controls

Peter Blum has been well known is the ASP.NET world for many years for writing a whole suite of powerful controls, which you can read all about on his site.  One thing that was missing on Peter’s resume is that he never had a blog.  Well he started one earlier this month, and is making…

2

A helper to easily set up change notifications in Entity Framework

When you use Entity Framework, you can perform Insert/Update/Delete operations on your entities, and you eventually call ObjectContext.SaveChanges() to actually make it all happen.  The call to SaveChanges() is either explicit, or can happen implicitly when you use the EntityDataSource (e.g. within a Dynamic Data application). Before SaveChanges() actually performs the operations, it gives you…

7

A ‘Many To Many’ field template for Dynamic Data

Update: the Many to Many template is now part of the default Dynamic Data project template (when using Entity Framework), so you should not need to download this template separately unless you’re on 3.5SP1   Unlike Linq To Sql, Entity Framework directly supports Many to Many relationships.  I’ll first describe what this support means. In…

48