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

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Managing parallel contexts

In this recipe, we will be setting up a management class that allows us to create and manage multiple contexts on a per thread basis.

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 Parallel Context Management solution in the included source code examples.

How to do it...

  1. We start with a test that defines how the threads and the contexts should interact. This will let us control the scope, and make sure we have accomplished the goal of having a thread-specific context that can be reused with the following code:
    using System.Threading; ...

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