How does entity framework work?

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COO at Inoxoft, former .Net Software Engineer

The Entity Framework Conceptual Model

In software development (stages of app development), engineers tend to work with databases. Here’s when the Entity framework becomes useful. It allows focusing on the business domain of the project more.

  • The conceptual model is like a focal point – a model of the objects in an application
  • focus on database schema
  • Visual Designer defines the conceptual model, which creates classes used further in the application
  • define classes and use Code First feature. And then Entity Framework will comprehend the conceptual model

How does entity framework work?

Either way, Entity Framework works out how to move from your conceptual model to your database. So, you can query against your conceptual model objects and work directly with them.

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Following are the basic features of the Entity Framework. This list is created based on the most notable features and also from frequently asked questions about Entity Framework.

  • Entity Framework is a Microsoft tool.
  • Entity Framework is being developed as an Open Source product.
  • Entity Framework is no longer tied or dependent on the .NET release cycle.
  • Works with any relational database with a valid Entity Framework provider.
  • SQL command generation from LINQ to Entities.
  • Entity Framework will create parameterized queries.
  • Tracks changes to in-memory objects.
  • Allows to insert, update and delete command generation.
  • Works with a visual model or with your own classes.
  • Entity Framework has stored Procedure Support.

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