ASP.NET Core models

In MVC, the model represents the data required for a request. For example, an HTTP GET request for would mean you are asking for the details of product number 3.

The controller would need to use the ID value 3 to retrieve the record for that product and pass it to a view that can then turn the model into HTML for display in the browser.

For this initial example, we will create an Entity Data Model (EDM) to access data in the Northwind database.


Best Practice

Use a data repository (typically implemented as a service) to manage your data.

Create Entity models for Northwind

If you have not already installed the Northwind database, then follow the instructions at the beginning of Chapter ...

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