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ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed by Oleg Sych

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Chapter 2. Entity Framework

In This Chapter

Understanding Entity Model

LINQ to Entities

Entity Lifecycle

Entity Model in Depth

Stored Procedures

Although it is possible to build ASP.NET Dynamic Data applications with plain ADO.NET data access components, some of its features, such as foreign key templates and filtering, require a modern, LINQ-enabled data access framework such as LINQ to SQL or Entity Framework.

LINQ to SQL was introduced in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 as a database-specific implementation of LINQ—Language Integrated Query functionality in C# and Visual Basic. LINQ allows developers to use SQL-like queries directly in the application code as opposed to calling stored procedures or passing SQL statements ...

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