Chapter 26. Displaying and Editing Data by Using the Entity Framework and Data Binding

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to generate entity classes.

  • Use data binding in a Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application to display and maintain data retrieved from a database.

  • Update a database by using the Entity Framework.

  • Detect and resolve conflicting updates made by multiple users.

In Chapter 25 you learned the essentials of using Microsoft ADO.NET and LINQ to SQL for executing queries against a database. The primary purpose of LINQ to SQL is to provide a LINQ interface to Microsoft SQL Server. However, the underlying model used by LINQ to SQL is extensible, and some third-party vendors ...

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