Entity Framework


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Introduction Last week I gave an internal presentation to my fellow consultants at CGI on the principals of data modelling/data architecture, modelling within Visual Studio 2013 and a history of the (ADO.NET) Entity Framework. I’ve attached the slide deck to this article, and also in my presentations page. Data Modelling […]

Data Modelling and the Entity Framework


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Introduction Hi all.  I’ve been working with the old ASP.NET Dynamic Data website templates, as I wanted a quick and easy to use web UI for managing the data at http://rs-photography.org. As the site is (obviously) image-centric, I wanted to make some modifications to the out-of-the-box Dynamic Data project to […]

Using the Dynamic Data Database Embedded Image Field Template


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Introduction Following on from the previous article, Data Access with the Entity Framework V6 RC1, this time I’m going to go deeper and look at how we manipulate entities through a structured and often times generic approach. We’ll take a particularly close look at an approach to adding, updating and […]

Basic Data Operations with the Entity Framework V6 RC1



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Introduction Today I’m following on from my previous series of articles from last week, particularly (and logically) from the article More with the Entity Framework V6 RC1. This time around, I’m going to go under the covers and document a new approach I’m trying out around the Entity Framework Data […]

Data Access with the Entity Framework V6 RC1


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Introduction Following on from the earlier article which established a data schema, the next step is to wrap the database design in an ORM.. for fun. I’m going to take a look at the latest pre-release of the Entity Framework, version 6 (RC1).  If you’re interested in the licensing aspects, […]

Integrating the Entity Framework v6 RC1