A Brief Version History of ADO.NET Entity Framework

A Brief Version History of ADO.NET Entity Framework

05 Apr 2024
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ADO.NET Entity Framework is an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that enables developers to work with various relational databases like SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MYSQL etc. It enables developers to deal with data as business objects and entities. Using the Entity Framework, developers issue queries using LINQ, then retrieve and manipulate data as strongly typed objects using C# or VB.NET.

ADO.NET Entity Framework Version History
ADO.NET Entity Framework Version
Supported Framework & IDE
Features Detail
.NET Framework 4.5.1 and Visual Studio 2013
  1. Async Query and Save

  2. Code-Based Configuration

  3. Dependency Resolution

  4. Interception/SQL logging

  5. Improved Connection Management

  6. Improved Transaction Support

.NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012
  1. Enum Support in Code First and EF Designer

  2. Spatial Data Types in Code First and EF Designer

  3. Table-Valued Functions

  4. Multiple Diagrams per Model

.NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010
  1. Code First Migrations

  2. Automatic Migrations

.NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010
  1. The EF 4.2 release included the bug fixes to EF 4.1

.NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010
  1. Code First development

  2. Introduced DbContext API

  3. Data Annotations and Fluent API Validation

.NET Framework 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010
  1. Model-first development

  2. POCO support

  3. Lazy Loading

  4. T4 Code Generation

.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  1. This release provided basic O/RM support using the Database first development

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