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

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Improving property maps

This recipe will allow us to map a property and attach some metadata to it, to guide the connection to the related table and the column in 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://nuget.org/.

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

Open the Improving Property Maps solution in the included source code examples.

How to do it...

Let us get connected to the database using the following steps:

  1. We start by adding a new unit test named MappingTest to the Test project. We make a test that connects to the database and retrieves an object. This will test the configuration and ensure ...

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