April 2010 - Posts

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Calling User Defined Database Function From LINQ by zhirani

Entity Framework 4.0 allows you to call a database function both in an esql query and linq to entities. However database function can only return scalar types. Future version would support table valued functions. To use a database function in a query...
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Complex Type and POCO by zhirani

Change tracking in poco objects can be accomplished in two ways. If you mark your properties as virtual, EF will create a proxy object for your entity and any property changes will be notified to the ObjectStateManager immediately. However bare bone poco...
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Entity Framework 4.0 class at Collins Community College by zhirani

Today I presented at Dallas C# user group. The audience was great with lots of interesting question. I met some new faces which i never saw. I saw substantial women participation in the group as compared to previous times which indicates that more women...
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I finally became MVP by zhirani

I am excited to announce that i got awarded MVP title for the first time. Last year, i have spent good amount of time in the community by speaking in user groups, webcasts, writing book and helping developers on the Entity Framework Forum. With full time...
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Entity Framework Videos by zhirani

Not too long ago, I gave two presentations on Entity Framework 4.0 covering new features like complex type, functions, stored procedures, POCO, Self Tracking Entity and some other features. Shawn was kind enough to record the videos for INETA. These videos...
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