ADO.NET Entity Framework


In This Section

Introducing the Entity Framework

Provides an overview of the features and functionality introduced in the ADO.NET Entity Framework.

Getting Started (Entity Framework)

Describes how to design and create an Entity Framework application.

Programming Guide (Entity Framework)

Contains conceptual topics, how-to’s and tutorials that demonstrate the capabilities of the Entity Framework.

Feature Reference (Entity Framework)

Contains conceptual content describing the Entity Data Model, Object Services, and Entity SQL.

Samples (Entity Framework)

Contains sample applications demonstrating the features and functionality of the Entity Framework.

Entity Framework Terminology

Describes terminology used in the Entity Framework.

ADO.NET Entity Framework

How to setup Visual Studio IntelliSense for jQuery


As part of our new partnership with jQuery (Scott Gu), yesterday we announced the availability of the official IntelliSense documentation file.  As you can see, our friends at jQuery have added a new download link for Visual Studio at.


Step 1. Get this new Hotfix is availble to complement this file.

Step 2. Download the jQuery Visual Studio Documentation 

You can also download the file directly from  As you might guess, this documentation file corresponds with the latest version of jQuery (which is currently 1.2.6).  While this file has a “js” extension, it’s really just a documentation file.  You do not want to run this file in the browser.

Step 3. Add: <script src=”jquery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>

Result: You Got Intellisense


Visual Web Developer Team Blog : Rich IntelliSense for jQuery

ASP.NET Dynamic Data


ASP.NET Dynamic Data provides a framework that enables you to quickly build a functional data-driven application, based on a LINQ to SQL or Entity Framework data model. It also adds great flexibility and functionality to the DetailsView, FormView, GridView, and ListView controls in the form of smart validation and the ability to easily change the display of these controls using templates.
Dynamic Data is part of the .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1 release.


ASP.NET Dynamic Data

Favorite jQuery plugins compatible with ASP.NET




Download: (don’t forget UI Core also)


InnerFade is a small plugin for the jQuery JavaScript library. It’s designed to fade you any element inside a container in and out.

Demos and download:


The jQuery BlockUI Plugin lets you simulate synchronous behavior when using AJAX, without locking the browser. When activated, it will prevent user activity with the page (or part of the page) until it is deactivated. BlockUI adds elements to the DOM to give it both the appearance and behavior of blocking user interaction.

Demos and download:


Tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. Tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.

Demos and download:


jTemplates is a template engine 100% in JavaScript.

jTemplates makes rendering the JSON result of ASP.NET AJAX web services trivial. If you’re using jQuery with ASP.NET AJAX, jTemplates is a perfect companion to simplify that common task.

Demos and download:

Superfish Menus

Creates enhanced Suckerfish-style dropdown menus from existing pure CSS dropdown menus. Works with multiple-tiered menus and multiple menus per page. Great for both drop-down menus and and multi-tier horizontal nav bars. Very light-weight and degrades gracefully.


jQuery quickSearch

It works by attaching to a table, list, or set of paragraphs, displaying a search field above or below the targeted elements, and then filtering those elements in real-time as characters are typed in the search field.

Demos and download:

For more


ADO.NET Data Services


ADO.NET Data Services Developer Center

ADO.NET Data Services Framework

10 mins Screencasts:

Using ADO.NET Data Services

Expose and Consume Data in a Web Services World MSDN Magazine Aug. 2008


Developing Applications Using Data Services
See how to use common libraries and tools when building applications using on premises and/or cloud services (Windows Azure services, SQL Data Services, etc.).

Programming Windows Azure Tables Using Data Services Client Libraries and Tools
Learn how to use the highly scalable, available and durable Windows Azure table storage service. This session presents a deep dive with demos (using ADO.NET Data Services clients & interaction conventions) showing in detail how to work with cloud storage.

Silverlight 2 Links


Videos by Tim Heuer & Jesse Liberty

Videos by Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond

Silverlight Tutorials: Controls, Data-binding, Accessing Data from a SQL Database, User Controls, Expression Blend for Developers,

Styles Templates and Visual State Manager, DataBinding & DataTemplates Using Expression Blend


Quickstarts: running samples, code snippets in C# and Visual Basic


Hands-On Labs

SDK Documentation