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Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook by Tim Rayburn, Devlin Liles

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Creating mock database connections

When working with Entity Framework in a test-driven manner, we need to be able to slip a layer between our last line of code and the framework. This allows us to simulate the database connection without actually hitting the database.

Getting ready

We will be using NuGet Package Manager to install the Entity Framework 4.1 assemblies.

The package installer can be found at http://www.nuget.org/.

We will also be using a database for connecting to the data, and updating it.

Open the Mocking the Database solution in the included source code examples.

Execute the database setup script from the code samples included with this recipe. This can be found in the DataAccess project within the Database folder.

How to do it...

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