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Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step

Your hands-on guide to Entity Framework fundamentals

Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 5. If you have previous programming experience but are new to the Entity Framework, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.

Discover how to:

  • Access data in a managed way—using minimal code
  • Apply three workflows supported by the Entity Framework
  • Perform essential tasks with full automation in place
  • Manipulate data with both LINQ and Entity SQL
  • Create examples that rely on Table-Valued Functions
  • Determine the remedies for Entity-specific exceptions
  • Explore the use of optimistic and pessimistic concurrency
  • Define mappings between your applications and data sources

Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing the Entity Framework
Chapter 1. Getting to know the Entity Framework
Chapter 2. Looking more closely at queries
Chapter 3. Choosing a workflow

Part II: Completing basic tasks
Chapter 4. Generating and using objects
Chapter 5. Performing essential tasks

Part III: Manipulating data using the Entity Framework
Chapter 6. Manipulating data using LINQ
Chapter 7. Manipulating data using Entity SQL
Chapter 8. Interaction with stored procedures
Chapter 9. Interaction with views
Chapter 10. Interaction with Table-Valued Functions

Part IV: Overcoming entity errors
Chapter 11. Dealing with exceptions
Chapter 12. Overcoming concurrency issues
Chapter 13. Handling performance problems

Part V: Advanced management techniques
Chapter 14. Creating custom entities
Chapter 15. Mapping data types to properties
Chapter 16. Performing advanced management tasks

Book Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735664161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735664166
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