The ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) is an Object/Relational mapping (ORM) framework and is a set of technologies in ADO.NET, for developing applications that interacts with data.
I recently started a new series on Entity Framework 4.0 on DotNetCurry.com. If you are interested in learning Entity Framework 4.0, I recommend you bookmark this post and check out the tutorials. Here are some of the tutorials I have already written:
Entity Framework 4.0 FAQ – Getting Started Guide - In this article, I introduce Entity Framework 4.0, the history behind this framework and why it has become the recommended LINQ-based Data Access technology over LINQ To SQL
Create an Entity Data Model From a Database - In this article, I demonstrate how to create our first Entity Framework application using Visual Studio 2010. We will create an Entity Data Model (EDM) from an existing database.
Exploring how the Entity Data Model (EDM) Generates Code and Executes Queries - In this article, I explain what happens behind the scenes in the Entity Data Model and also look at the files responsible to generate the code and execute queries on your behalf.
Model-First Development in Entity Framework 4.0 - Create a Database from a Model - Developers who practice the Domain-Driven Development (DDD) style create a conceptual model first. The idea is to design the application based on a model. EF 4.0 supports creating the model first and generating a database from the model and in this article, I have shown you how to do model-first development.
Create an Entity Framework Model and Use it in Multiple Projects - This article shows the steps required to create an Entity Data Model which can be used in multiple projects.
Add, Update and Delete Objects in Entity Framework 4.0 - In this article, we will see how to Add, Update and Delete objects in our conceptual Entity model and push the changes to the underlying database.
Bind Entity Framework 4 Model to ASP.NET GridView
- In this article we will see how to bind an Entity Framework model that has been created in a different project, to an ASP.NET GridView.
Profiling and Logging Entity Framework Queries
- In this article, we will see how to log the SQL queries that get generated by Entity Framework. We will also some see profiling tools available.
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