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Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core by Philip Japikse, Andrew Troelsen

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© Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse 2017

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse, Pro C# 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3018-3_22

22. Introducing Entity Framework 6

Andrew Troelsen and Philip Japikse2

(1)Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

(2)West Chester, Ohio, USA

The previous chapter examined the fundamentals of ADO.NET. ADO.NET has enabled .NET programmers to work with relational data (in a relatively straightforward manner) since the initial release of the .NET platform. However, Microsoft introduced a new component of the ADO.NET API called the Entity Framework (or simply, EF) in .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1.

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While this first version of EF was widely criticized, the EF team at Microsoft has been hard at work releasing new versions. The current version ...

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