Entity Framework Beta 3 Is Available for Download

Entity Framework Beta 3 and related packages are available for public download:

·         Entity Framework Runtime:         http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104981

·         Entity Framework Tools                http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104983

·         Entity Framework Samples           http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=104849

·         Entity Framework Documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=104984


Comments (5)

  1. ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 3 is Available The ADO.Net Entity Framework bits for Visual Studio 2008

  2. haligasd says:

    One thing that is missing from both linq to sql and the entity framework that i can see is the ability to generate the context in one assembly and the entities in another.  When doing WCF not everyone uses svcutil.exe.  

    Sometimes it is best to use the entities directly because you already have done all the INotifyPropertyChanged, etc. implementations for us which works great when doing WPF and winforms.  If we use svcutil these are gone.

    If one is designing an api library and exposing the entities to the api user then the context is available and dangerous.

  3. I aggree with that. In Visual Studio 2008 this was givven for Datasets, and this is a must feature for n-tier applications.

  4. Regarding Entity Framework – the context and the entities CAN be in different assemblies as long as the calling assembly (context) has full access to the target assembly (entities). For instance, if the entities are public types with public properties. This limitation is actually a security feature – the calling assembly may not invoke target members that are otherwise inaccessible.

  5. Often, people categorize Entity Framework as an Object/Relational Mapper and try to compare it to other