A while back I wrote a post that introduced the concept of Computed Properties. Since that time we’ve had a number of conversations with both customers and internal partners and we’ve had some new ideas, that have changed our thinking somewhat.
Given all these points we started to think Computed Properties just weren’t as important.
We think our best course of actions in the short term is 1) to focus on supporting Model Defined Functions and 2) ask for your feedback on the relative importance of Computed Properties given the points listed above.
So what do you think?
Do Model Defined Functions address most of the scenarios for Computed Properties?
Particularly if in the future we can treat CLR properties as stubs for Model Defined Functions?
As always we are very keen to hear what you think.
Alex James Program Manager Microsoft
This post is part of the transparent design exercise in the Entity Framework Team. To understand how it works and how your feedback will be used please look at this post. NB: For more background on the origins of [EdmFunction] check out this post.