Tag Archives: Entity Framework

It’s here! Trackable Entities for EF Core!

The idea behind my open source Trackable Entities project is quite simple: track changes to an object graph as you update, add and remove items, then send those changes to a back end service where they can be saved in … Continue reading

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EF 6.x Code-First and Model-First with Trackable Entities 2.1

Until now Trackable Entities has required the Entity Framework Power Tools to reverse engineer Code-First model classes from an existing database.  But not long ago the Entity Framework team released the EF 6.x Tools for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, … Continue reading

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Real-World MVVM with Entity Framework and ASP.NET Web API

I just completed a sample application using Simple MVVM Toolkit together with Trackable Entities to build a real-world N-Tier solution with a WPF client and portable POCO entities that are automatically change-tracked and sent to an ASP.NET Web API service … Continue reading

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Become an N-Tier Ninja with Trackable Entities 2.0

Taking a cue from Julie Lerman and Scott Hanselman, I’ve decided to dub version 2.0 of my Trackable Entities framework, the “Ninja Edition.” After releasing v 1.0 six month ago, I received several constructive suggestions on the project discussion and … Continue reading

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Trackable Entities – Now with Repository and Unit of Work

When I released v1.0 of my Trackable Entities Framework, it came with a lot of developer goodness: NuGet packages, Visual Studio project templates, a VSIX installer available from Visual Studio’s Extensions Gallery, Getting Started guides and a screencast. From the … Continue reading

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Trackable Entities versus Self-Tracking Entities

In this blog post I’d like to perform an in-depth comparison between my own Trackable Entities framework and the now deprecated Self-Tracking Entities, written by the Entity Framework team at Microsoft. Because STE’s were discontinued with EF v4, there’s the … Continue reading

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API Improvements in Trackable Entities v1.01

I’d like to announce version 1.01 of Trackable Entities, which fixes a few issues and adds two methods to the API. DbContext.AcceptChanges: You want to call this method after performing inserts or updates in service operations (Web API or WCF), … Continue reading

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