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Entity Framework 4 in Action by Daniele Bochicchio, Marco De Sanctis, Stefano Mostarda

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Part 3. Mastering Entity Framework

In part 1, you learned about Entity Framework’s fundamentals, and in part 2 you put Entity Framework to work. In part 3, you’ll learn about some advanced features that are necessary to get the best out of Entity Framework.

Mapping data between database and entities, reading data from the database, and updating data is vital to creating an application, but there’s still a lot to learn. What about stored procedures? How can you customize the generated code? How can you use the mapping metadata to write generic code? We’ll answer these questions in this part of the book.

Chapter 9 covers Entity SQL. Although LINQ to Entities is the most attractive language for querying the model, Entity SQL is still useful. ...

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