Gaining access to data in a managed way without a lot of coding—that’s a tall order! The Entity Framework fulfills this promise and far more. Each version of the Entity Framework is more capable than the last. The latest version, Entity Framework version 5, provides you with access to far more database features with less work than ever before, and Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework Step by Step is your gateway to finding just how to use these phenomenal new features. In this book, you get hands-on practice with all the latest functionality that the Entity Framework provides. By the time you finish, you’ll be ready to tackle some of the most difficult database management tasks without the heavy-duty coding that past efforts required. ...

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