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Entity Framework Futures

With the recent release of .NET Framework 4, the Entity Framework team is engaged in its next round of design for new features, including those found in the Feature CTP listed below under Downloads. You can follow what's happening on the Entity Framework Design Blog. We also invite you to give your input through the Entity Framework Feature Suggestion site, and review and vote on suggestions that others have submitted. We look forward to hearing from you!

Entity Framework Design Blog

The goal of this blog is to enable developers interested in Entity Framework futures to follow the design topics as we discuss them and have the opportunity to provide feedback before we finalize decisions.

Entity Framework Futures

Entity Framework Design Blog Retired
Over the last year we’ve seen a marked increase in traffic on the ADO.NET blog, which has encouraged us to use it for all our announcements and discussions. Today we are officially retiring the ... more
Tuesday, Jun 5 dpblogs
Enums in the Entity Designer
One of the most highly-requested features for the Entity Framework is first-class support for Enums, and we are happy to provide support for this feature in the Entity Designer in the June 2011 CTP re... more
Friday, Aug 12 dpblogs
Auto-Compiled LINQ Queries (Entity Framework June 2011 CTP)
When you write a LINQ to Entities query today, the Entity Framework walks over the expression tree generated by the C#/VB compiler and translates (or compiles) that into SQL. Compiling the express... more
Thursday, Jun 30 dpblogs
Enumeration Support in Entity Framework
We recently shipped Entity Framework 4.1, and it has been exciting to see the reception the new Code First and DbContext APIs have been getting in the developer community. What is also exciting is to ... more
Wednesday, Jun 29 dpblogs

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Entity Framework Futures

Visual Studio 2010 Released including New Versions of Entity Framework and Data Services
Visual Studio 2010 is now officially available. This page (for Entity Framework but equally applicable to Data Services) gives links to VS2010 Express and the trial version of the Ultimate Edition.
Monday, Apr 12

Discussions on the Pre-Release Forum

Entity Framework Futures

Get user details From Data base using C# Linq
I have data table for User Details in Sql Server 2008 i want get selected user's details from data base to data gridvie... more
Monday, Sep 16
I need help about using LINQ ?
hi . i have this code public IQueryable<AllVehicleView> GetAllVehicles() { var dataContext =... more
Wednesday, Dec 12
problem in use sp in EF
hi i in my project use from EF, when i add my sp ,and add Function Import for it but EF can't create ComplexType for ... more
Thursday, Nov 1
FileTable and Entity Framework 5.0
It would appear that EF5.0 pukes with the hierarchyid type which is used as the primary key on a FileTable. Anyone have ... more
Wednesday, Oct 31

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Creating an Entity Model from a Database
This video walks you through the basics of creating an entity data model from an existing database using Entity Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. You’ll learn to run the Entity Data Model wizard, connect to a database and select database objects for your model . Once the model has been created, you’ll then learn about the basic features of the model such as the entities, associations and properties.
Wednesday, Mar 24 Julie Lerman
Creating an Entity Model from a Database
This video walks you through the basics of creating an entity data model from an existing database using Entity Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. You’ll learn to run the Entity Data Model wizard, connect to a database and select database objects for your model . Once the model has been created, you’ll then learn about the basic features of the model such as the entities, associations and properties.
Wednesday, Mar 24 Julie Lerman
Evolving ADO.NET Entity Framework in .NET 4 and Beyond (PDC 2009)
In this PDC09 lightning round of new features by Shyam Pather and Chris Anderson, see how the Entity Framework enables new capabilities to leverage multiple development approaches, for example the use of code-first, model-first, and database-first. Esepcially note the "how to get started" list at about 51:25 into the presentation.
Wednesday, Jan 13 Shyam Pather
Model First with the Entity Framework 4
In this post, we show how some new designer features in VS2010 Beta 2 integrate with this capability, then we pop the hood and show how easy it is to replace or extend parts of the generation system.
Monday, Nov 16

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Community Blog Posts

Entity Framework Futures

Should You Be Looking for Trends in Microsoft Stories?
This last week or two has seen a number of interesting stories come out of Microsoft (some official, some not official), especially as it relates to developers and writing code. While I am sure that t... more
Monday, Aug 9 shawn@wildermuth.com (Shawn Wildermuth)
How We Used Data in GiveAQuiz.com
URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff84745... As many of you may have heard, I recently launched http://GiveAQuiz.com as a new web site for creating and taking quizzes. The Data Team at Micr... more
Monday, Jul 19 shawn@wildermuth.com (Shawn Wildermuth)
Announcing: GiveAQuiz.com!
URL: http://giveaquiz.com So my blog has been pretty quiet lately and I thought I'd let you know why. With a small team, I've been building GiveAQuiz.com. Several months ago I was working with a clie... more
Friday, Jun 4 shawn@wildermuth.com (Shawn Wildermuth)
The Busy Developer's Guide to SQL Server Modeling
URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff472347.aspx As my continued facination with all things SQL Server Modeling related, I was tasked with writing a short article on the introduction of the basics o... more
Thursday, Mar 11 shawn@wildermuth.com (Shawn Wildermuth)