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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Chapter 5. Working with Entities

Data is at the heart of Microsoft LightSwitch applications. If there is no data then there is nothing much to do with LightSwitch. The data as we saw in the previous chapter can be created within the IDE or, it may reside in an external source. Microsoft LightSwitch uses Microsoft's Entity Framework in the background although it connects to data sources which at present are limited to relational data; from WCF RIA Services or SharePoint lists.

Entities in Microsoft LightSwitch

Although LightSwitch depends on the Entity Framework for its data, it does not support importing entity models created outside of the LightSwitch IDE (using the EDMX file created in Visual Studio using the ADO.NET entity model support, see ...

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