ADO.NET Entity Framework Documentation Samples in VB by ThinqLinq

ADO.NET Entity Framework Documentation Samples in VB

Last week, I announced that my translations of the Entity Framework samples were available in VB. Today the ADO.Net team announced that next set have been posted. These are part of the ADO.Net Entity Framework Documentation Samples. These are the projects that are used in the EF quick start and walkthroughs that come with the .Net documentation. They are a set of mini applications demonstrating using EF within the context of an application.

The Course Manager sample was previously translated, but the HR Skills, Adventureworks data binding and research and collaboration tool were just updated today. Unlike the other samples, these don't have separate downloads for each sample, but rather have both C# and VB versions included with each download. Here's the description of each of these projects as taken from the MSDN site:

  • CourseManager.zip
    The CourseManager Windows forms application created by completing the Entity Framework quickstart.
  • HRSkillsCombined.zip
    This is a Visual Studio 2008 solution that contains both a Windows forms project and an ASP.NET project. Both samples demonstrate data binding to entity objects. The ASP.NET sample uses the EntityDataSource control for data binding.
  • AdWksSalesWinDataBind.zip
    The AdventureWorks Data Binding sample demonstrates data binding that uses the Entity Framework. This application displays and modifies SalesOrderDetail entities associated with SalesOrderHeader entities.
  • ResearchCollaborationAssistant.zip
    The Annotation and Research Collaboration Tool aids research and collaboration by creating reference annotations and contact entities that can be searched for both relevant Web pages and people associated with topics or search texts.

I hope you find these samples helpful. I'm not sure that I would recommend using the manual databinding that the team used when creating these samples as there are quite a few cases where they could have relied on native databinding rather than manually adding items to text boxes. These translations were fairly literal translations on purpose.

If you're just wanting to learn the query syntax and see the capabilities of EF, the Entity Framework Query Samples are a better source of information.

Thanks to both the VB Team and Data Team for recognizing the need for these samples in VB.

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