Wednesday, February 20, 2008

SQL Compact and Entity Framework beta

A beta of the SQL Compact desktop runtime, that allows you to use Entity Framework beta 3 against a SQL Compact 3.5 database is now available for download.

SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Beta release for the ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 3 enables the following scenarios:

  • Applications can work in terms of a more application-centric conceptual model, including types with inheritance, complex members, and relationships
  • Applications are freed from hard-coded dependencies on a particular data engine or storage schema
  • Mappings between the conceptual application model and the storage-specific schema can change without changing the application code
  • Developers can work with a consistent application object model that can be mapped to various storage schemas, possibly implemented in different database management systems
  • Multiple application models can be mapped to a single storage schema
  • Language-integrated query support provides compile-time syntax validation for queries against a conceptual model

So now SQL Compact supports both LINQ to SQL and LINQ to Entities - desktop only.


Thomas said...

Will this allow Entity Framework to run successfully against a merge replicated compact edition database ?

ErikEJ said...

Look at this: