Great detailed list of updates to Entity Framework

Danny Simmons has a great list of changes to Entity Framework that have finally arrived in the latest CTP. These improvements are not insignificant and the list is filled with functionality that many of us have been really looking forward to. I’ feel a little harnessed having to use VWD Express right now and haven’t touched all of these things. But I was happy to see Views & Sprocs listed in the wizard and NOT to have the damn code gen message telling me that associations can’t be created for a key that is both a foreign key and a primary key. That means Orders will be able to find their details again!

The default constructors are gone in the code gen class but it’s hard to see since the code generated class is not exposed in the web site. I was able to find the compiler code version deep down inside of

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\website2\5618daca\5d6fd1a4\Sources_App_Code\model.csdl.[guid-type number].cs.

That’s just the toplevel stuff. I’m looking forward to digging down a little deeper to play with SPAN and well, just about everything on Danny’s list.

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