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Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo

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Chapter 10. LINQ to Entities: Managing Data

This last chapter on LINQ to Entities focuses on how to handle data changes, concurrent operations, transactions, and data management. As in Chapter 9, the examples will primarily use the Northwind database, accessing its data through the Entity Data Model (EDM) conceptual model that we defined in Chapter 8. (Refer to Figure 8-2 in Chapter 8 to see an example of an Entity Data Model definition.)

Managing Entities

When you develop software solutions, reading and querying data—as discussed in Chapter 9—is only one part of the story. You typically query a set of entities to manage them, changing some properties (such as data field value), adding items to collections, and so on. One huge advantage when working ...

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