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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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23.6. Summary

This chapter wrapped up your formal investigation of database programming using ADO.NET by examining the role of the Entity Framework. EF allows you to program against a conceptual model that closely maps to your business domain. While you can reshape your entities in any way you choose, the EF runtime ensures that the changed data is mapped to the correct physical table data.

You learned about the role of (and composition of) *.edmx files and how to generate them using the Visual Studio 2010 IDE. Along the way, you also learned how to map stored procedures to functions in your conceptual layer, how to apply LINQ queries to the object model, the role of Entity SQL, and how to consume fetched data at the lowest level using the ...

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