Getting Started with Entity Framework 5

This course provides an introduction to using Entity Framework 5 with Visual Studio 2012
Course info
Rating
(1840)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 6, 2013
Duration
4h 23m
Table of contents
Entity Framework 5: Planning Ahead
Entity Framework 5: Database First Modeling
Entity Framework 5: Model First Modeling
Entity Framework 5: Code First Modeling
Entity Framework 5: Interacting with Your Data Model
Entity Framework 5: Using EF in Your Solutions
Description
Course info
Rating
(1840)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 6, 2013
Duration
4h 23m
Description

Entity Framework is Microsoft's Data Access platform for .NET development. This course will introduce you to the key concepts and behaviours of using the Entity Framework from designing models, writing data access code and integrating Entity Framework into your software solutions. If you have never used Entity Framework, start here with Visual Studio 2012 and Entity Framework 5. Developers with experience with earlier versions of EF can find useful information throughout about new designer features introduced in Visual Studio 2012 as well new modeling capabilities and API features provided in Entity Framework 5.

About the author
About the author

Julie Lerman is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (with a second edition coming soon) and authors the MSDN Magazine Data Points column.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Entity Framework 5: Planning Ahead
Hello, this is Julie Lerman for Pluralsight. Welcome to my course on Entity Framework 5. This first module is aimed to help you prepare for working with EF5 whether you're new to Entity Framework or moving to EF5 with experience from earlier versions of Entity Framework.

Entity Framework 5: Database First Modeling
Hello, this is Julie Lerman for Pluralsight. In this video, I'll show you how to create an Entity data model using an existing database and then show you how to understand and interact with that model in the Entity Framework Designer.

Entity Framework 5: Model First Modeling
Hello. This is Julie Lerman. In this module of the Entity Framework 5 course you'll learn about creating an entity data model in the designer using the workflow refer to as Model First.

Entity Framework 5: Code First Modeling
Hello. This is Julie Lerman, and welcome to the fourth module of my Getting Started with Entity Framework 5 course. This module is Code First modeling. In the previous two modules, you saw me build models using the Entity Framework Designer. First, I reverse engineered an existing database into a model, and then I created a model from scratch in the Designer and created a database schema from that model. In both cases, I let the Designer trigger Code Generation to build classes from the model on the designer. While some developers prefer to work with the Designer in Code Generation, others would rather just work with their code, no Designer, no Code Gen. For those developers, Entity Framework has a third modeling workflow referred to as Code First.

Entity Framework 5: Interacting with Your Data Model
Hello, welcome back to Getting Started with Entity Framework 5. This is Julie Lerman, and this video will focus on coding against your data model with Entity Framework 5.

Entity Framework 5: Using EF in Your Solutions
Hello! This is Julie Lerman. Welcome back to my course on getting started with Entity Framework 5. In this final course module, I'll show you how Entity Framework fits into your software.