Working with binary data types and detached entities in entity framework

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Entity framework supports creating an entity type that holds binary data (byte), this is useful if you need your entity to hold things like file streams, photos etc. But there is a problem when your entity has a property of type binary. If youโ€™ve worked with EF and N-tier applications, you know that you can serialize your entity and pass it to the client, deserialize it the client-side, change it and the send it to the server to be updated. MS suggests using the ApplyPropertyChanges method of...