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How to define the data model, how to write code for CRUD operations, and how to validate data.

  1. Getting Started with Entity Framework 6 Code First using MVC 5

    In this comprehensive 12-part tutorial you'll learn how to use the Entity Framework 6 with ASP.NET MVC 5, including filtering, paging, working with related data, concurrency, and more.

  2. MVC 5 and Entity Framework 6

    Module 6 from ASP.NET MVC 5 Fundamentals. 61 minutes 10 seconds.

  3. Getting Started with Entity Framework 6 Database First using MVC 5

    This series shows how to use Database First development for creating an MVC 5 application with Entity Framework

  4. MVC Recommended Resources

    See the "Data Access in ASP.NET MVC" section.

  5. ASP.NET Data Access - Recommended Resources

    Links to documentation resources about how to access data in ASP.NET web applications, primarily by using the Entity Framework and SQL Server.

  6. ADO.NET Entity Framework 6

    Portal to MSDN documentation about ADO.NET Entity Framework.

  7. ASP.NET MVC 4 Working with Data Part 1

    This Pluralsight video shows how to work with the Entity Framework. Though written for MVC 4 most of the information is still relevant in MVC 5.

  8. ASP.NET MVC 4 Working with Data Part 2

    This Pluralsight video shows you how to validate and map data. Though written for MVC 4 most of the information is still relevant in MVC 5.

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ASP.NET MVC Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET MVC:

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

by Adam Freeman

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

Professional ASP.NET MVC 4

by Jon Galloway, Phil Haack, Brad Wilson, K. Scott Allen