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Introducing .NET 4.5 by Mahesh Krishnan, William Tulloch, Alex Mackey

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C H A P T E R  9

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Working with Data

In this chapter, we are going to look at what has changed in terms of working with data in .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. Most of the action is around Entity Framework, but there have also been some changes made to the SqlClient data provider around streaming and asynchronous programming. Also with this release we see the introduction of LocalDb.

LocalDb

With Visual Studio 2012 (and SQL Server 2012), there is a new version of SQL Server Express call SQL Server Express LocalDb, or LocalDb for short. LocalDb has been created specifically for developers providing the same T-SQL, programming surface, and client-side ...

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