ADO.NET Entity Framework – part 1
Some weeks ago Microsoft released Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The Entity Framework looks like a interesting technology which is more powerful and advanced than LINQ to SQL. Both technologies have a different kind of philosophy but several features have similar implementations.
I’ve started writing a series of articles about it. These articles will not explain all details about the Entity Framework nor compare everything with LINQ to SQL. But I will try to create a small tutorial on how to start with the Entity Framework using the Northwind sample database. If possible I will refer to LINQ to SQL features.
The first article covers following topics :
- The Entity Framework architecture
- Generate an Entity Data Model
- The Entity Data Model (EDM)
- Entity SQL
- ObjectQuery queries which return entity types
- ObjectQuery queries with parameters
- ObjectQuery queries which return primitive types
- ObjectQuery queries which return anonymous types
- EntityCommand queries which return entity types
- EntityCommand queries which return anonymous types
- EntityCommand queries with parameters
- LINQ to Entities