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

  3. Recommended Resources for MVC

    See "Working with data and the Entity Framework" and "Validation".

  4. Recommended Resources for Data Access

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

  5. ADO.NET Entity Framework 6

    Collection of information about the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 6, which is an Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that enables developers to work with relational data as domain-specific objects, eliminating the need for most of the data access plumbing code that developers usually need to write.

  6. Building Applications with ASP.NET MVC 4 - Working with Data Part 1

    This Pluralsight video shows how to work with the Entity Framework.

  7. Building Applications with ASP.NET MVC 4 - Working with Data Part 2

    This Pluralsight video shows you how to validate and map data.

Essential Videos


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1. Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 4

36 mins

2. Controllers

41 mins

3. Razor Views

52 mins

4. Working with Data (Part I)

44 mins

5. Working with Data (Part II)

48 mins


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7. Security

55 mins

8. ASP.NET MVC 4 Infrastructure

36 mins

9. Unit Testing

35 mins

10. Deployment & Configuration

37 mins

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