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Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook by Tim Rayburn, Devlin Liles

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Improving MVC 3 applications

In this recipe, we will work through a full MVC 3 application, using patterns and the Entity Framework to give a solid basis for any enterprise application.

Getting ready

We will be using the NuGet Package Manager to install the Entity Framework 4.1 assemblies.

The package installer can be found at http://nuget.codeplex.com/.

We will also be using a database for connecting to the data, and updating.

Open the Improving MVC 3 Applications solution in the included source code examples.

How to do it...

  1. We start off with a couple of tests that will make sure that our controller and our repository work the way that we intend. We need to add a new C# test class named ControllerTests with the following code:
    using System.Collections.Generic; ...

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