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Entity Framework 4 Tips for WinForms Development

Posted By: Amit Mehra     Posted Date: July 01, 2010    Points: 2   Category :Windows Application
I've been recently working on a smart client (WinForms) application backed by Entitiy Framework 4 (EF4) on Visual Studio 2010. In this blog post I will try to give you some tips regarding some limitations and points to be careful about EF4.

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