Understanding Entity Framework in .NET Development


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NET is a proprietary software framework developed by Microsoft, which is used for building web, desktop and mobile applications that can work natively on any operating system. The .Net Entity framework approaches is a system contains libraries, tools and languages that supports high performance modern software development.

What is entity framework in.net?

Entity framework in .net is an opensource ORM(object relational mapper) framework that supports development of data oriented software.  The entity framework allows developers to work with data using domain specific object and properties, such as customers and customer addresses without considering the underlying database tables and columns where the data is stored.

Entity framework allowing developers to work at a higher level of abstraction when they work with data, and can build and maintain data oriented applications. Also, it eliminates the requirement for most of the data access code and uses less code compared with traditional applications.

Any computer on which the .Net framework starting with version 3.5 SP1 is installed can run entity framework applications. Entity framework is involved by building web apps with asp.net core and actually works between the business entities and the database. It can store the data saved in the business entities’ properties and retrieve data from the database and automatically transform them into business entity objects.

Entity Framework enables developers to query relationships and entities in the domain model and convert those processes to data source specific commands. Hereby entity framework gives life to the model and pulls out applications from hard-coded dependencies on a specific data source.

Entity Framework is all about scalable web architecture and distributed systems and users can infer the conceptual model depending on the user-defined object types and additional configurations. Also based on the metadata, it creates the database as required by the client. Furthermore, the entity framework supports mapping entities in the conceptual model to stored procedures in the data source.

The entity framework offers greater flexibility to developers in optimizing the logical model and defining objects by mapping relational tables, columns, and foreign key constraints in the logical models to entities and relationships in conceptual models. Depending on the conceptual model, the entity data model tools create extensible data classes.

Entity framework core maps the files to translate object queries against entity types with the help of the information in the conceptual model. The Entity Client data provider manages the connections and converts entity queries into data source specific queries and delivers a data reader which is materialized into objects by the entity framework.

The entity data model tools generate classes and offer the facilities for tracking changes and mapping identities and relationships. Entity Client provider extends the ADO.NET provider model and executes queries that use Entity Sql. Entity sql gives the underlying query language that allows Entity Client to communicate with the database.

The updated Sql Client data provider in the framework can support the canonical command trees. Thus entity framework allows applications to gain and alter data that is represented as relationships and entities in the conceptual model.

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