Entity Framework Core


Course Number: ADO-406

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Entity Framework Core Training Overview

Accelebrate's Entity Framework (EF) Core training course teaches attendees how to get maximum value from using Microsoft’s latest Object Relational Mapping framework. Real-world issues such as performance, error handling, and concurrency will be explored in depth.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Microsoft courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Understand the architecture and evolution of Entity Framework
  • Learn how to properly define model object for use with EF
  • Gain experience working with various database relationships
  • Use the DbContext type while supporting maintainability and testability
  • Understand how to query entities using generated SQL, raw SQL, and Stored Procedures
  • Learn how to properly handle errors, transactions, and concurrency issues
  • Gain experience using EF Migrations to effectively handle model and database changes

Prerequisites

  • All attendees should have extensive experience developing .NET-based applications with C#
  • All attendees should have experience building applications that access a relational database and some knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with a previous version of Entity Framework is not required

Outline

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Introduction
  • Goals and Benefits of EF
  • Evolution of EF
  • EF Core vs. EF 6
  • Code First Workflow
  • Referencing EF in a Project
  • Configuration
Defining Model Objects
  • Table and Column Mapping
  • Primary Keys
  • Sequences
  • Default Values
  • Nullable Properties
  • One-to-Many Relationships
  • Many-to-Many Relationships
  • Inheritance
  • Shadow Properties
DbContext
  • Construction
  • DbSet Type
  • Object Tracking
  • Eager Loading
  • Dependency Injection
  • In-Memory Contexts
  • Unit Testing
  • Logging
Querying Entities
  • Using LINQ
  • Deferred Execution
  • Error Handling
  • Data Projection
  • Measuring Performance
  • Disabling Object Tracking
  • Viewing Generated SQL
  • Executing Raw SQL
  • Using Stored Procedures
  • Using Database Views
  • Asynchronous Queries
Modifying Entities
  • Inserts, Updates, and Deletes
  • Related Entities
  • Cascading Updates and Deletes
  • Transactions
  • Attaching Entities
  • Concurrency Conflicts
  • Concurrency Tokens
EF Migrations
  • CLI and Package Manager Console
  • Creating a Database from a Model
  • Handling Model Changes
  • Handling Database Changes
  • Generating SQL Scripts
  • Use with Source Control
  • Importing Data
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Entity Framework training students receive a printed handout that contains all of the material presented as well as step-by-step instructions for each lab exercise.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 10 or later
  • Visual Studio 2017 or later
  • LocalDB or another version of SQL Server


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