This chapter introduced the relational database model, the ADO.NET Entity Framework, LINQ to Entities and the Visual Studio 2012’s visual programming tools for working with databases. You examined the contents of a simple
Books database and learned about the relationships among the tables in the database. You used LINQ to Entities and the entity data model classes generated by the IDE to retrieve data from, add new data to, delete data from and update data in a SQL Server Express database.
We discussed the entity data model classes automatically generated by the IDE, such as the
DbContext class that manages an app’s interactions with a database. You learned how to use the IDE’s tools to connect to databases and to generate entity ...