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.
Get Started with Entity Framework
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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.
This page provides a series of articles, walkthroughs and other detailed content to help you achieve specific tasks. For detailed API documentation for the types included in Entity Framework, see the Entity Framework API Documentation.
Entity Framework 6.x
These pages will help you move existing applications to EF6.
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