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  • ADO.NET Blog

    Update Model – a Question of Identity – Part 2 of 3

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    This article is Part 2 of 3 – please see http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/archive/2008/07/21/update-model-a-question-of-identity-part-1-of-3.aspx for Part 1. In the last article I explained the principle that the C-side updates would be non-destructive...
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    Update Model – a Question of Identity – Part 1 of 3

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    I propose to explain the reason behind some of the oddities of the “Update Model from Database” functionality and hopefully answer some common questions that come up about it. Before I get started let me note that this will be a fairly technical post...
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    EDM Tools | Options (Part 4 of 4)

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    Introduction In parts one , two and three of this four-part series, we discussed the file differences between EDMX & csdl, ssdl & msl files, we looked at the model & code generation APIs available in the .Net Runtime, and we looked at the...
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    EDM Tools | Options (Part 3 of 4)

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    Introduction In parts one and two of this four-part series, we discussed the file differences between EDMX & csdl, ssdl & msl files, and we looked at the model & code generation APIs available in the .Net Runtime. In Part three, we discuss...
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    New sample provider demonstrates Oracle connectivity

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    As noted on Jaroslaw Kowalski's blog , we have released a new flavor of the ADO.NET Entity Framework sample provider. You can access the Oracle flavor of the sample provider on the Code Gallery site here . The new sample wraps System.Data.OracleClient...
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    Entity Framework V2 - Transparency in the design process

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    Today marks the first day of engineering for the ADO.NET Entity Framework V2.0, and the team has been looking at various options to ensure that the design of Entity Framework V2 truly reflects the requirements of the day to day challenges that our developer...
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    EDM Tools | Options (Part 2 of 4)

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    Introduction In part one of this series, we looked at our motivation for the series, and we discussed the file differences between EDMX & csdl, ssdl & msl files. In part two, we will discuss generating a model from a database, and generating...
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    EDM Tools | Options (Part 1 of 4)

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    Introduction The Entity Data Model (EDM) Tools team has done a lot of work to enable a productive developer experience using the Microsoft Entity Framework. Model generation, model validation, and code generation are all plugged into the Visual Studio...
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    How to use a T4 template for View Generation

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    Background To set the stage for this article, do take a look at Exploring the Performance of the ADO.NET Entity Framework - Part 1 to learn more about pre-generating views and how they can reduce the startup time for applications that consume ADO.NET...
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    Tutorial: Entity Data Source Control

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    Last month we announced the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008. This release includes the Entity Framework, including a wizard that can be used to generate a model and a graphical model designer. It also includes the EntityDataSourceControl...
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    Entity Framework Provider Updates

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    Greetings from TechEd! We've updated the ADO.NET Entity Framework Sample Provider for .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta and posted it at the MSDN Code Gallery site. You can download the sample provider here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/EFSampleProvider ...
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    Updated Entity Framework Samples

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    Looking for Entity Framework Samples that work with VS2008 SP1 Beta? You can check out our New and Updated Samples, Toolkits and Extensions on Code Gallery ! Also Keep your eyes peeled for new Samples as they come online. Interested in transparent Lazy...
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    Going to TechEd? Drop by and say Hi!

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    Are you going to be at TechEd Developer in Orlando June 3rd - 6th? Stop by and say Hi to the ADO.NET Team at our booth in the Technical Learning Center (TLC). You can also check out our Breakout and ChalkTalk sessions below: 6/3 1:15pm-2:30pm T1C33...
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    How does Referential Integrity Work?

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    This article talks about details of EF’s support for referential integrity constraints. It shows how to use the feature and describes many of the subtle details of the feature’s behavior. Mirek Szymanski Entity Framework Developer
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    How Do I... ? New Entity Framework Videos

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    Looking for a brief introduction to the Entity Framework? The Entity Data Source? Check out our latest How Do I? Videos to find out more. You can access the videos directly using the links below. How Do I Get Started with the Entity Framework...
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    Entity Framework Breaking Changes - SP1 Beta

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    There were a number of changes to the Entity Framework between Beta 3 and the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta that will require updates to existing source code. These breaking changes can be found here including the mitigation for adjusting to the new behavior...
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    Can't find the Entity Data Source?

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    If you upgrade the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 with the SP1 service pack distribution, the EntityDataSource control does not appear in the Data group of the Web project Toolbox by default. To add the control to the Toolbox: Open Visual Studio Open...
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    What's New in the SP1 Beta for LINQ to SQL?

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    Monday we announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework SP1 Beta releases, and now you're probably wondering... well what's changed in LINQ to SQL? Here goes... Across the LINQ to SQL we have made numerous bug fixes, better SQL...
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    What's New in the SP1 Beta?

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    This morning we announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework SP1 Beta releases, and now you're probably wondering... well what's changed? Here goes... Across the Entity Framework we have made numerous bug fixes (more than 200...
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    Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta & .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta

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    We are very excited to announce that .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta 1 are now available! This beta marks the entry of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services (aka project Astoria) as part of the overall .NET/Visual...
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    Recent ADO.NET Entity Framework provider news - Demos and downloads

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    Here are a few quick announcements about ADO.NET providers supporting the Entity Framework. Enjoy! Core Lab (Connectivity to Multiple Data Stores) Core Lab was the first ADO.NET provider writer to support Beta 3 of the Entity Framework. Their...
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    Program Manager openings in Data Programmability in 2008

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    We’re gearing up for the next release of the SQL Server, and we are looking for people that have a passion for building great data access technologies and frameworks to help with the effort. We have been very busy recently releasing: · Microsoft .NET...
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    Entity Framework & ADO.NET Data Services to Ship with VS 2008 SP1 & .NET 3.5 SP1

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    It's settled! The Entity Framework (and the Entity Designer) along with ADO.NET Data Services will RTM as part of the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 releases! Unfortunately, we don't have official release dates at this point, but stay tuned. You...
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    Connecting to Pre-Release Versions of SQL Server 2008 – Part Deux

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    Since posting on the topic of design-time and runtime connectivity to pre-release versions of SQL Server 2008 on the Data blog in November, the set of affected clients (applications, runtimes, and operating systems) have been officially released: Microsoft...
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    Update Model From DB

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    The “Update Model from Database” feature in the CTP2 of the EDM designer is greatly improved in the next designer release. It now supports iterative development scenarios by adding new database tables and columns to the schema, correctly handling type...
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