Using EF Oracle Sample Provider with EDM Designer

Many people are asking if it is possible to use EFOracleProvider with EDM Designer in Visual Studio 2008 SP1. The answer is yes, but because the sample doesn’t include a DDEX provider required for VS integration, there are certain steps that have to be run manually. I’ve compiled a step-by-step guide for those interested in…

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Sample Entity Framework Provider for Oracle

I wanted to let you know that we have just released Sample Entity Framework Provider for Oracle on MSDN Code Gallery. http://code.msdn.com/EFOracleProvider The provider is implemented using essentially the same technique as EFSampleProvider, but targets System.Data.OracleClient instead of System.Data.SqlClient. The provider is compatible with Visual Studio SP1 Beta and the code is released under Microsoft…

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Entity Framework Sample Provider for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is Online

We have just published an updated Sample ADO.NET Provider for Entity Framework.  Changes in the provider APIs since Beta3 release: removed DbProviderServices.GetProviderManifest(DbConnection) added DbProviderServices.GetProviderManifestToken(DbConnection) completely redesigned CSDL/SSDL/MSL for SchemaInformation changed the format of the provider manifest XML: – DefaultValue vs Default – removed facets from functions added DbProviderManifest.Token/DbProviderManifest.Provider properties Provider writers can get the source code from MSDN…

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