Entity Framework FAQ

January 16, 2008 at 2:32 am (LINQ, Microsoft, SQL)

With LINQ become more predominate every day, eventually some important will be asked as developers need to adopt new and different ways of accessing data repositories.

I recently came across a great (and detailed) FAQ that is sure to answer most questions.

http://blogs.msdn.com/dsimmons/pages/entity-framework-faq.aspx

I certainly answered my question, but not with the answer I was hoping for :(. Automatic mapping between Enums and a column in a table is not supported.

http://blogs.msdn.com/dsimmons/pages/entity-framework-faq.aspx#_Does_the_EDM/EF

I hope they rethink this as that kind of simplicity is what increases adoption of new technologies. It’s  one the things that convinced me to start using NHibernate. Even LINQ to SQL supports automatic enum mapping.

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