Table-Valued Function Support

One of the key features coming in the next release of Entity Framework is Table-Valued Function support.  It is a very popular customer request and we have been working diligently to design a solution that we hope you find simple, yet useful.  This design intends to make TVFs first-class citizens on Entity Framework, by allowing…

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Update on Computed Properties

A while back I wrote a post that introduced the concept of Computed Properties. Since that time we’ve had a number of conversations with both customers and internal partners and we’ve had some new ideas, that have changed our thinking somewhat.  First off we decided to implement Model Defined Functions, which are significantly more powerful…

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Model Defined Functions

Today the Entity Framework, and more specifically the Entity Data Model, have a limited notion of Functions. We are currently restricted to Function Imports that allow stored procedures to be invoked, and Canonical / Store Functions for database independent and database specific functions respectively. Now however we want to support functions defined, not just declared,…

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