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

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Implementing the unit of work pattern

In the next example, we present an implementation of the unit of work pattern which will allow us to limit our connections to the database, and keep the application in a stable state.

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 Unit of Work Pattern 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...

  1. First, we start by adding a new unit test in the Test ...

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