Visual Studio 2008 SP1: EntityDataSource for ASP.Net
EntityDataSource is a new DataSource control for ASP.Net (just like ObjectDataSource and SQLDataSource and more recent - LinqDataSource) which makes declaratively binding ASP.NET UI controls to Entity Data Models very easy.
In this post I will build a simple web application that uses EntityDataSource in order to demo how it is being used.
1. Create a simple Web Application, and create an initial GridView on it.
<form id="form1" runat="server">
Using the EntityDataSource</h1>
<asp:GridView runat="server" ID="GridView" />
2. Create a new ADO.Net Entity Data Model. Add a new ADO.Net Entity Data Model item to...
Visual Studio 2008 SP1: ADO.Net Entity Framework support for FILESTREAM
In Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, not only that LINQ to SQL supports SQL Sever 2008 FILESTREAM, but also the ADO.Net Entity Framework supports FILESTREAM as well.
Using the File Management Schema from my SQL Server 2008 FILESTREAM post, I created a simple .net application that uses Entity Framework in order to access the file contents.
Just a reminder of how the Files table looks like:
CREATE TABLE .
FileID uniqueidentifier NOT NULL ROWGUIDCOL PRIMARY KEY,
FileContents varbinary(max) FILESTREAM DEFAULT(0x)
and the corresponding Entity Data Model and generated...
Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta - A Guided Tour Over the last month I've been working with an internal build of the Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta in order to explore the new features in it. Now that the beta was announced (here, here) I can finally write about it. This post lists all the posts I've written exploring the service pack. Overview of the Service Pack 1 Download and Install Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta New...
Download and Install Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta(KB945140) Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta was announced today after being kept as a secret for some time. Here is the list of available downloads as part of this release: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 Beta - Full Installation Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 Beta - Web Installation Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Client Profile (Beta) ...
.NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit is available for Download The Developer and Platform Evangelism Group in Microsoft has created a new training kit for all the enhancements for the .Net Framework 3.5: ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET Dynamic Data ASP.NET AJAX History ASP.NET Silverlight controls ADO.NET Data Services ADO.NET Entity Framework Download the training kit (34.9 MB) Enjoy!
DEV353: Data Access in Visual Studio 2008 - Slide Decks and Demos Earlier this week I presented at Tech Ed Israel 2008. My session title was What's new around Data Access in Visual Studio 2008, and I talked about the following topics: DataSets Enhancements in Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (watch the screencast) Adding a Service Reference to a service with DataSets as part of its operations signature ...
Screencast - DataSets Enhancements in Visual Studio 2008
We've known them for the first release of the .Net Framework, and today, there are many applications that are using DataSets. As on who has developed a few projects using DataSets I can tell that they did a really good job representing the data objects of the application, but developers had to work very hard to write additional components to deal with several limitations of the technology and designer support.
In Visual Studio 2008, things are much better...
SQL Compact Edition Support for ADO.Net Entity Framework The beta of SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1 for ADO.Net Entity Framework was just released. This release works with the December 2007 Beta 3 of the ADO.Net Entity Framework. Download here.
How to: Build an N-Tier application with WCF and DataSets in Visual Studio 2008
We've known ADO.Net DataSets since the day we started developing data centric applications with the .Net Framework. In the early days of Visual Studio 2003 we have designed DataSets using the XSD designer and had to program the Data Access Layer ourselves. Visual Studio 2008 brings many enhancements to DataSets, which help us to create data centric applications easier than ever. This post is a step by step guide for building an N-Tier application with WCF and DataSets in Visual Studio 2008 that shows all the...