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Entity Framework 4.0 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Larry Tenny, Zeeshan Hirani

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Chapter 2. Entity Data Modeling Fundamentals

Entity Framework is a new technology from Microsoft. More likely than not, you are just beginning to explore Entity Framework and you are probably asking the question, "Okay, how do I get started?" If this describes you, this chapter is a great place to start. If, on the other hand, you have built some working models and feel comfortable with a few key modeling concepts such as entity splitting and inheritance, you can skip this chapter.

In this chapter, we will walk you through the basic examples of modeling with Entity Framework. Modeling is the core feature of Entity Framework and what distinguishes Entity Framework from previous Microsoft data access platforms. Once you have built your model, you ...

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