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.
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 http://docs.jquery.com/Downloading_jQuery#Download_jQuery
You can also download the file directly from http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.2.6-vsdoc.js. 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.
Result: You Got Intellisense
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.
Download: http://ui.jquery.com/download_builder/ (don’t forget UI Core also)
Demos and download: http://medienfreunde.com/lab/innerfade/
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: http://www.malsup.com/jquery/block/
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: http://tablesorter.com/docs/
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: http://plugins.jquery.com/project/jTemplates
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.
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: http://rikrikrik.com/jquery/quicksearch/
For more plugins.jquery.com
10 mins Screencasts:
- How Do I: Getting Started with ADO.NET Data Services over a Relational Database
- How Do I: Getting Started with ADO.NET Data Services over a Non-Relational Data Source
- How Do I: Consuming an ADO.NET Data Service in a Silverlight Application
- How Do I: Consume an ADO.NET Data Service in a .NET Application
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.
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
Tim Heuer describes how to use cross-domain policy files(hosted by the 3rd-party at the domain’s root dir) when accessing third party web services.
In this video Tim Heuer shows how to use a RSS feed’s syndicated data by taking advantage of Silverlight 2′s Syndication libraries – System.ServiceModel.Syndication and SyndicationFeed and WebClient.OpenRead to access the RSS as a Stream.
In this video Tim Heuer shows how to use WebClient and HttpWebRequest APIs within Silverlight 2. Also he has shown how to turn a WCF service into a REST based services.