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Is it a good idea to couple MVVM and Entity Framework together? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have a project ,which to develop a data centric application, using WPF and MVVM design pattern. On the data layer side, all data extraction from database to Model (data model) are done thru the conventional way; using MSSQL store procedures.After searching the internet, there are quite a lot of review and tutorial for Entity Framework 4.0 for MVC but not MVVM.

     

    As I knew to the EF, i want to know:

    1. Is it a good idea to use the EF in MVVM for a data centric application?
    2. Will MVVM overkill the "LINQ to Entities" feature as all the interaction between UI and Model are thru ViewModel?

     

    -Eng Kai

     

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:55 PM

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