String Searching In Linq To Entity Framework?

Mar 2, 2010

I am wanting to create a Where statement within my Linq statement, but have hit a bit of a stumbling block.I would like to split a string value, and then search using each array item in the Where clause.In my normal Sql statement I would simply loop through the string array, and build up there Where clause then either pass this to a stored procedure, or just execute the sql string. But am not sure how to do this with Linq to Entity? ( From o In db.TableName Where o.Field LIKE Stringvalue Select o ).ToList()

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WPF With Entity Framework Or Linq?

Feb 8, 2011

I have some basic expirience in Visual Basic and programming Windows Forms programs. I know now that forms programs are no longer updated by Microsoft and that WPF is the way to go. No to mention the slicker interface you can create. I've also noticed that passing SQL strings to a database is no longer the standard either. It's either Entity Framwork or Linq.

So I am going for a fresh approach. I need to develop a program that will access a sql database and be accessed by about 10 concurrent users within the office. What's the best approach in general? Linq or Entity Framework? Also, could you recommend a book or two for someone who is new to WPF and Entity Framework? I do have some programming expirience, just none with WPF or the new ways of 4.

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Linq - Entity Framework Many-to-many Using Lambda

Feb 11, 2010

I'm using Entity Framework in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (.NET framework 4.0 Beta 2). I have created an entity framework .edmx model from my database and I have a handful of many-to-many relationships.

A trivial example of my database schema is

Roles (ID, Name, Active)
Members (ID, DateOfBirth, DateCreated)
RoleMembership(RoleID, MemberID)


For brevity I turned the list of all the columns from the Members table into *

As you can see it's just ignoring the "Role" query.

View 2 Replies - List Of Select Data In Entity Framework (linq)?

May 4, 2012

This is my function:

Public Function GetAllEmployee() As List(Of Employees)
Return DB.Employees.Select(Function(q) New With {q.EmployeeID, q.LastName,q.FirstName}).ToList()
End Function

I'm getting an error:

Value of type System.Collections.Generic.List(Of <anonymous type>) cannot be converted to System.Collections.Generic.List(Of NorthwindModel.Employees).

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C# - Entity Framework/LINQ To SQL Data Binding Use Reflection?

Apr 20, 2009

I'm taking a peek at both the Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL, and while I like the systems (and of course the LINQ integration) I'm a little skeptical on the data-binding aspect. I've taken query results and inspected them, and they don't appear to implement the standard .NET list-binding interfaces (IBindingList, and more importantly ITypedList), leading me to believe that binding them to a grid (or anything else) is going to use reflection to get/set my entity properties. This seems like a comparatively expensive operation, especially when all of the code is generated anyway and could implement the interfaces. Is reflection used to get/set the value of the properties?

Edit: I'm actually concentrating on whether or not ITypedList is implemented somewhere along the way, as that's what has the capability to provide an explicit mechanism for defining and interacting with properties without resorting to reflection. While I didn't have a LINQ to SQL project up,I did inspect a simple Entity Framework entity query result, and it did not appear to implement ITypedList.

Edit 2: After accepting Marc's answer, I thought it might be helpful for others if I posted some simple code I used to seamlessly implement his solution. I put the following in the static constructor for my class:

public static ContextName()
foreach(Type type in System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly()[code]....

While this is for LINQ to SQL, I'm sure an equivalent version could be written for the Entity Framework. This will scan the assembly for any types with the Table attribute and add a custom provider for each of them.

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Random Sort List With LINQ And Entity Framework In .net?

Mar 17, 2010

I've seen many examples in LINQ but i'm not able to reproduce the same result in

I have following code: Dim context As New MyModel.Entities()

Dim rnd As New System.Random()Dim gardens As List(Of Tuin) = (From t In context.Gardens Where _
t.Approved = True And _
Not t.Famous = True _
Order By rnd.Next() _
Select t).ToList()


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C# - Are Microsoft Entity Framework And ADO.NET Entity Framework (.edmx) The Same

May 13, 2010

c# - Are Microsoft Entity Framework and ADO.NET Entity Framework (.edmx) the same?

View 7 Replies Mvc - Split A String And Insert Each Value As A New Record With Entity Framework?

Nov 9, 2011

Given a string of categories, I need to split the string and insert each separate item as a new record using EF.The following does not work since string cannot be converted to Tag:

Dim s = "Books, Novels, Magazines"
s.Split(", ").ToList.ForEach(Function(x) _rdsqlconn.Tags.Add(x))

How can i split the string and insert each as a new tag record?

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MS Entity Framework VS NHibernate And Its Derived Contribs (FluentNHibernate, Linq For NHibernate)?

Feb 4, 2010

I just read this article about the Entity Framework 4 (actually version 2).Entity Framework seems to offer a huge improvement over its first release. Thus, I have never ever used EF in any project, since I think EF is not mature enough in comparison to NHibernate.NHibernate and its current contributions of FluentNHibernate and Linq for NHibernate by Ayende RahienMy feeling is that Microsoft is solely trying to gain terrain it has lost in favor of NHibernate when the 2nd version of NHibernate came out.Nevertheless, my concerns are the followings (not in particular order):Will EF4 tend to be less XML-verbose?Will EF4 be compatible with other underlying datastore than just SQL Server?What are the greatest benefits of going with EF4 instead of FluentNHibernate or NHibernate itself.

NHibernate is a great tool, I guess everyone agrees. Due to its predecessor Hibernate, we may easily find documentions and tutorials and sample applications to get acquainted with it. This is not the case for FluentNHibernate. Particularly as per the project I'm working on right now which demands that I investigate further about NHibernate and its options (FluentNHibernate for instance) in order to document the rules of usage and the best practices of NHibernat and FluentNHibernate technology. Thus, being handcuffed with VB.NET, being a C-Style developer, I can't find some syntax equivalencies in VB.NET for the examples provided, though I made I way so far

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.net - Entity Framework - Update Only Certain Properties On A Detached Entity

Jul 22, 2009

I want to update an entity without loading the entity from the database first. I've accomplished this but only by knowing all of the entities properties and then using the "attachto" method. My issues is i don't want my app to need to remember all of the properties. Example:


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.NET Sample Entity Framework 4.2 Code First Entity Splitting?

Dec 14, 2011

Entity Splitting: one class, two or more tables.Here is how it is done in C#, but I need to get it working in more thing: the class name and table columns do not match, so I have to be able to map that out, too.I have to get this to work this way because the place I'm working at right now is a only shop and the database schema is fubar, but they have so much (millions) of lines of code done directly against the database in both asp classic,, AND webforms that changing the schema right now is not realistically possible.

protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)
.Map(m =>


View 1 Replies - Using ExecuteQuery() With Entity Framework, Entity Class

Jan 16, 2011

I am trying to jump from ASP Classic to I have followed tutorials to get Entity Framework and LINQ to connect to my test database, but I am having difficulties figuring out ExecuteQuery(). I believe the problem is that I need an "entity class" for my database, but I can't figure out how to do it. Here is my simple code:

Dim db as New TestModel.TestEntity
Dim results AS IEnumerable(OF ???) = db.ExecuteQuery(Of ???)("Select * from Table1")

From the microsoft example site, they use an entity class called Customers, but I don't understand what that means.

View 1 Replies - Linq Group By An Entity And Then Order By The Grouped (nullable) Entity

Jul 27, 2011

I am trying to build a survey engine from an existing database design which is like this.


The line Order By Key.RecordOrder throws a null reference exception and I can understand why. Can someone advise on how to resolve this by just modifying this one query? I am fairly new to LINQ and the necessity to write this project


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Winforms - .net Connection Entity Framework Connection String Security?

Sep 3, 2011

I understand the possibilities for encrypting a connection string in .net v4. I have a win forms application that will be used by multiple people on different machines. I understand that I need to protect the connection string at time of the app being first run on the target machine. However I am concerned that for a period of time my connection string will be unencrypted. I am looking for advice in how to deploy my app with the connection string already encrypted or encrypted during installation. encrypting the connection string in a secure way?

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Entity Framework - C# Or .Net?

Feb 18, 2010

My company is tossing around the idea of using the Entity Framework when it comes out with .NET 4. We are currently a VB.NET shop, but have some interest in switching to C#.Is there any major arguments for or against such a move?Does EF with C# hold any advantages in performance, coding ease, etc over VB.NET?

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Add A Many-To-Many Relation In Entity Framework?

Apr 17, 2009

I am a newbie. I have been able to Add new entities where there is a One-To-Many Relation. I am having a problem (don't Know how to do it) adding a new Entity when the relation is using Many-To-Many. In my EDM I have:


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ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools?

Apr 16, 2011

I downloaded the VB 2010 Express software, the total files that we included in the download was 15, but it only loaded up 12 of these files. The following downloads did not get loaded as follows:MS Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools

MS HelpViewe 1.0 x64

I tried reinstalling the downloads that did not using the VB Express 2010 setup, but they do no appear on the list of downloads, only the SP1 for MS SQL Server 2008 Express Server (x64).Do I require the downloads that did not load.

View 2 Replies Mvc - Entity Framework With Database?

Apr 21, 2012

Here are the entities that i have...

Public Class Account
Public Property AccountId As integer
Public Property AccountDescription As String
Public Property Transactions As List(Of Transaction)
End Class


i would like to make it suc that when i do "db.Account.find(1)" for example it also loads in the list of all transactions which have the coresponding AccountId. I'm not too sure what type of relationship this is?? anyway, right now i can do

Dim acct As Account = db.Account.Find(1) acct.Transactions = from ts in db.transactions select ts where ts.AccountId = acct.accountid but i know this is not the correct way, there must be a way to map this out so that entity can just load everything in one shot right?

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Entity Data Framework 101

Sep 28, 2011

I am used to using datasets for my projects in terms of data access. I now set myself an easy app to work on in order to learn the entity data framework and how to retrieve & manipulate data.Can anyone guide me through on where to start, what are the advantages of this model, In what scenarios should I choose to use entity framework and what are the things (basis) I should now before starting.My datasets are working fine too. Are there any reasons for me not to stick with that way of accessing data? Or is this something to consider depending on the users of the website (for speed purposes etc.)

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Entity Framework VB Join

Feb 28, 2012

I'm trying to learn EF in visual basic. I'm struggling with finding any easy to understand simple tutorial of how to do inner joins.

This is the SQL that i'm trying to replicate in EF:

SELECT Quote.LockedDateTime, IncommingQuoteStatus.StatusDesc, Users.FirstName
+ ' ' + Users.LastName AS UserName
FROM Quote


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.net - Entity Framework 4 Save And Cancel?

Nov 3, 2010

I'm currently testing the entity framework 4 for a simple app I wish to build.

how do you save and cancel changes on a record basis? Using the save changes method on the context persists all the changes to the database.

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.net - Entity Framework Query With More Than One Join VB?

May 10, 2012

I'm trying to use the Entity Framework to create a complex query and get stuck in the joins. After browsing some of the documentations, I cannot seem to find the correct solution, so maybe someone here can help.

I have a data structure where a family has several family members, each of which can have more than one entry in the income table (on different registration dates) and can have more than one entry in the healthconditions table.


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.Net Entity Framework - Let Keyword With A Condition

Jul 7, 2011

I need to make a if-else statement in the query meaning I only want to add the OpenAmount to ExpectedAmount if the type = Cash, the problem is that it only gives me the cash row not the other row.


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Active Record With Entity Framework?

May 14, 2012

I'm working on a project that was built using ADO.NET (raw sql) and Active Record pattern. I am slowly moving it away from ADO.NET to Entity Framework Code First 4.3.Here is an example of the pattern. The interface is a static Load and an instance Save (and Delete -- not shown).

Public Class Part
Public Property Id as Integer
Public Shared Function Load(_id As Integer) As Part


View 1 Replies - Accomplish With Entity Framework Without Using Two Contexts?

Apr 6, 2011

I have the following code:

Private Sub btnReserve_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnReserve.Click
Using dbContext As pbu_housingEntities = New pbu_housingEntities


executes it always get 0, because the row has not yet been created in the database. I can just move this last bit of code out into its own Context, but is there a better way to do this?

View 2 Replies Mvc - Editable Gridview With Entity Framework

Dec 20, 2011

I am trying to make an MVC index view with bulk editing functionality, but can't seem to get it working. I have replaced the Html.DisplayFor with HTML.editorfor items, and put the whole table in a form which submits back to my index function. I have tried various ideas, but currently my function is


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Association End Is Not Mapped In ADO Entity Framework?

Jan 15, 2009

I am just starting out with Entity Framework I have mapped two tables together and receive the following error:

Error 1 Error 11010: Association End 'OperatorAccess' is not mapped. E:Visual StudioprojectsBrandi IIBrandi IIHospitals.edmx 390 11 Brandi II

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C# - Column Sequence And The Entity Framework?

Dec 28, 2009

So, when you bind a collection of Entity objects to a grid component, the grid displays those fields in the sequential order they are found in the SQL Table they came from. This shows that the ordinal position of the fields are associated with their corresponding entity properties... somehow or other.

So here is the question: How can I obtain the table field ordinal position by reflecting over an Entity Framework Entity's properties? Let me tell you what I know and what I have tried. Apparently, each data field property in an EF Entity is decorated with a System.Runtime.Serialization.DataMemberAttribute. This attribute appears to have an Order property. However, I have discovered that this property does not contain what I am looking for. The value for all Data Properties in an Entity seems to be -1. What ever order is, it isn't ordinal position.

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C# - Entity Framework & Stored Procedures?

Nov 5, 2010

I noticed in the Entity Framework designer that you can map stored procedures for Insert, Update, and Delete operations. Is there any way to do this for Select operations as well, or is there a new direction for database access code where we don't really write stored procedures for our basic select operations any more?The company I work for is pretty adamant about always using stored procedures for every database operation, even though the Entity Framework makes the calls safe by calling sp_executesql.It seems like both LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework have moved away from using stored procedures for selecting the data. Is this an accurate statement?Just to clarify my question:I have a table in my database called Product. I use the wizard in the Entity Framework to generate my I now have an Entity called Product. When I do the following query:

db.Products.SingleOrDefault(p => p.Id == 1);

It generates code similar to:

EXEC sp_executesql N'SELECT * FROM Product'[code].....

If it's not possible to do that using SingleOrDefault I'm fine with that. I'd much rather have the following:


Is this something that is normally done or do most people just have it dynamically generate the SQL?

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C# - Entity Framework Looking For Wrong Column

Mar 12, 2011

I'm brand new to the Entity Framework and trying to learn all it can offer. I'm currently working my way through the MVC Music Store tutorial which includes the following code:

public ActionResult Browse(string genre) {
// Retrieve Genre and its Associated Albums from database
var genreModel = storeDB.Genres.Include("Albums")
.Single(g => g.Name == genre);
return View(genreModel);
[Code] .....

The problem is I'm getting the following exception:
Invalid column name 'GenreGenreId'.
Which I know is true, but I can't for the life of my work out where it's getting 'GenreGenreId' from.

Here is the source for my classes:
Public Class Album
Private _title As String
Private _genre As Genre
Private _AlbumId As Int32
[Code] .....

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