Entity Designer Database Generation Power Pack

February 10, 2010

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Via Entity Designer Database Generation Power Pack

A power pack for Model-First design approach in Entity Framework for Visual Studio 2010.
It builds on the new EF4 extensibility points (WF & T4) and provides the following:

  1. Basic Table-per-Hierarchy support. This is represented by the “Generate T-SQL via T4 (TPH)” workflow.
  2. The SSDL and MSL generation pieces can now be tweaked through T4 templates, both in TPH and TPT strategies through the “Generate T-SQL via T4 (TPT)” and “Generate T-SQL via T4 (TPH)” workflows.
  3. Direct deployment and data/schema migration are available through the “Generate Migration T-SQL and Deploy” workflow. This workflow will use the Team System Data APIs to diff our default T-SQL script against the target database and create a new script which will perform non-invasive ALTERs and data migration where necessary.
  4. A new user interface will now display when “Generate Database from Model” is selected – this acts as a “workflow manager” which will present to you our default workflows and allow you to create your own, customizable workflows based on your own strategy, script generation, and deployment requirements.

Be sure to check the link above if you’re interested.

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