Using Entity Framework in ASP.NET MVC
ASP.NET is a free Web framework that supports three different technologies to create websites and Web applications; that is, Web Pages, Web Forms, and MVC. Although MVC is a very popular and well-established concept designed to be used as a pattern in software development, MVC in ASP.NET framework is fairly new technology. The latest version of ASP.NET MVC 4 was released in 2012. Since the release of the initial version in 2008, it has become a popular means for ASP.NET Web Forms development. Therefore, this chapter shows you recipes made only with ASP.NET MVC 4 and Entity Framework. Two other forms of ASP.NET technology—ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET Web Pages—are not covered in this chapter.