PDC 2009 Day 1: Evolving the ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.0 And Beyond

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In this PDC session, the ADO.NET team showcased new features in Entity Framework 4.0. Model First Capability Entity framework 4.0 has the ability to generate a database from an entity framework model. Just right-click on the entity model canvas and choose “Generate Database” – this would generate and add an SQL script to your project which you can easily modify, add indexes etc. Pluralization of Entity Set Names The Pluralization of entity set names works wonderfully well, including some English language exceptions which you wouldn’t usually expect (e.g. Goose – > Geese etc.). Lazy Loading Entity references are now lazy loaded as they are accessed....
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