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  • Real-world Entity Framework :: Generating Entities from Existing Database

    Code First workflow is cool; but in real world; you don’t start from scratch every day! For such new cool things; often; you have to create space in existing projects and solutions. With Entity Framework 6; you can mix Code First’ DbContext and Model First’ ObjectContext in single assembly, you might try creating new entities and the required ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 22, 2014
  • Real-world Entity Framework :: Mixing DbContext and ObjectContext

    Entity Framework 4 had the POCO (Plain Old CLR/C# Object) support; but it was almost non usable. Things kept improving; there was once POCO T4 template (its walkthrough from ADO.NET team) to generate POCOs from EDMX model. With different 4.x releases introduced the DbContext API and Code First workflow; but there always had one hurdle; you ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 29, 2014
  • Real-world Entity Framework :: Connection Strings

    Entity Framework is nice addition to .NET developer toolbox; but like most of the things there are some tricks in using it in real-world. The first hurdle that I guess most of us face; having multiple models; but pointing to same database. The Visual Studio EDM Designer (The Model First Workflow) tends to like having connection strings for every ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 28, 2014
  • Entity Framework 4.x

    Recently; got a chance to work on an old EF4/MVC3 app. The only constraint was to keep things in Visual Studio 2010 and deployable to IIS6/.NET4/SQL2005 etc. We decided to upgrade the project to the latest and greatest! We chalked out the features that were added so can update the relevant code accordingly. So here is a rap-up of Entity Framework ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 25, 2014
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