Entity Framework (EF) Documentation
This page provides an index of videos, tutorials, and advanced documentation to help you make the most of Entity Framework. The following sections are included on this page.
Past & Future Versions
This page provides information on the latest version of Entity Framework (EF5), although much of it also applies to past versions. Check out the Version History for a complete list of versions and the features they introduced. The Past Versions page contains a snapshot of the documentation relating to each previous version of Entity Framework. The Future Versions page contains documentation we are creating for the next version of Entity Framework.
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Entity Framework 6
EF6 is the newest version of Entity Framework. See the Get Entity Framework page for information on how to install EF6.
Upgrading to EF6
These pages will help you move exisitng applications to EF6.
New Features in EF6
These are some of the more notable new features in EF6. For a complete list of changes see Version History.
Learn More About Setting Up Your Model
Creating a Model with Code First
These topics are specific to models created using EF Code First.
Creating a Model with the EF Designer
These topics are specific to models created using the EF Designer.
Learn More About Using Your Model
Using EF With Other Technologies
Third-Party Database Providers