Application Scenarios (Entity Framework)

.NET Framework 3.5

The ADO.NET Entity Framework has been designed around a core set of scenarios where it is important to work with data as entities defined by an Entity Data Model (EDM). This topic points you to the topics relevant to these scenarios.

In This Section

Define an Entity Data Model (Application Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe how to create an EDM, generate an EDM by using tools, define an EDM for custom objects, and find the sample models discussed in the documentation.

Query an Entity Data Model (Application Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe how to write object queries, LINQ queries, and Entity SQL.

Load Related Objects (Entity Framework)

Describes the methods used to load related objects.

Program Entity Data Model Classes (Application Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe working with objects, transactions, and stored procedure support.

Bind Entity Data to Controls (Application Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe data binding.

Use Stored Procedures (Application Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe how to use stored procedures with an EDM.

Implement Business Logic (Entity Framework Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe how to implement your own business logic into an Entity Framework application.

Entity Data Model Inheritance (Application Scenarios)

Links to topics that describe how to define and work with inheritance in an EDM.

Entity Data Model Mapping Scenarios (Application Scenarios)

Describes the mapping scenarios that are supported by the Entity Framework.

Web Services and the Entity Data Model (Application Scenarios)

Describes considerations for creating Web services or Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services that use the Entity Framework.

Related Sections

See Also

Community Additions

Show: