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    ADO.Net Entity Framework Tools Aug 07 Community Technology Preview

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    English
    Community Technology Preview of the ADO.Net Entity Framework designer to support the ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta2 Aug 07 Pre-release
    • Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      EFToolsSetup-x86.exe

      Date Published:

      8/27/2007

      File Size:

      6.6 MB

        The ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Preview CTP contains a preview release of the ADO.NET Entity Designer which enables users to visually design model and mappings using Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. The designer in this CTP has limited functionality and only supports a subset of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Please refer to ReadMe.htm in the links below for a list of known issues in this CTP.

        Overview of features in this CTP:


          Entity Designer
        • Generate a model from a database with the wizard and display it on the designer surface

        • Edit conceptual model properties (e.g. namespace, alias)

        • Layout and control visual aspects of the design surface and persist changes

        • Add, delete, and edit entities, scalar properties, associations, and inheritance

        • Automatic set management

        • Automatic navigation property management

        • Error reporting

        • Validate model and mappings using the Entity Framework Runtime


        • Entity Mapping
        • View the mapping for a C-Side Entity or Association

        • Rename or delete C-Side objects without worrying about mapping

        • Map an EntityType to multiple tables

        • Apply multiple conditions to a table mapping

        • Map associations

        • Automatic generation of conditions and referential constraints on associations

        • Map an Entity hierarchy to a single table (TPH mapping)

        • Map an Entity hierarchy to multiple tables (TPT mapping)

        • Entity Model Browser
        • Understand and visualize the model in a tree hierarchy


        • Visual Studio Integration
        • item template, model generation wizard, EdmxDeploy.exe, and Entity Framework validation on build



        IMPORTANT: Read the steps in the instructions below in order to install the ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Preview CTP.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2


        • Pl note : Only English versions of Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista and Windows XP Service Pack 2 are supported at this time.

        • Supported editions of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2: Standard, Professional, Team Edition, and Express editions (C#, VB and Visual Web Developer).

        • Supported Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 project types: ASP.NET website, ASP.NET web application, Console, WinForms, and Library. To support other project types, you must put the model in a separate class library project.

        • Supported .NET languages: C# and Visual Basic.



        Supported editions of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 are required before the ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Preview CTP can be installed. See the instructions section below in order to install these prerequisites. The installation will fail if these prerequisites are not installed first.

        This release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools Preview CTP is not supported on 64-bit operating systems
      • IMPORTANT: You must first uninstall any previous versions of the ADO.NET Entity Framework and Tools before installing this CTP.

        1. Download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and reboot the machine if prompted.
          Note: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Beta 2 is included in the Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 installation

        2. Download and install ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 The installation will fail if the ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 2 is not installed first


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