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  • how to extend the EF designer in vs2013?

    Thanks a lot!

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:08 AM

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  • I what direction? http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/dn753860 


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    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:09 AM
  • Hello Nostalgic,

    >>how to extend the EF designer in vs2013?

    Being not quite sure about what you are asking, could you please clarify how you want to extend the EF designer, what functions do you want it owns?

    Regards.


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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:33 AM
  • There used to be an ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer Extension Starter Kit described at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee373851(v=vs.100).aspx, but the links are dead. The one I have was for vs2010 but I've updated the project based on it for VS2013 with few problems. The changes in EF were more tricky.

    Seems everyone including the EF team went code-first leaving those that insist on not using the database as a dumb object store behind. 


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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:55 PM
  • >Seems everyone including the EF team went code-first leaving those that insist on not using the database as a dumb object store behind. 

    Nope.  It's just Model-First that's pretty useless and few people ever used.

    Code-First and Database First are both alive and well.  And there's even a cool variant on database-first called (confusingly) Code-First to an Existing Database.  So whether you start with code, or start with a database, you can use the Code-First project assets.

    David


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    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 PM
  • I want to add some business logic into the EF DESIGNER.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:16 AM
  • >I want to add some business logic into the EF DESIGNER.

    Can you explain your scenario a bit more? 

    David


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    Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:57 PM