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How to build the Contoso U application as an n-tier application using the ObjectDataSource control and how to handle concurrency and maximize performance.

  1. Entity Framework 4.0 and the ObjectDataSource Control, Part 1: Getting Started

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial builds an n-tier application using repository classes, and shows how to update the database and data model from the previous tutorial series.

  2. Entity Framework 4.0 and the ObjectDataSource Control, Part 2: Adding a Business Logic Layer and Unit Tests

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows how to add business logic while keeping the business-logic layer (BLL) and the data-access layer (DAL) separate, and how to create automated unit tests for the BLL.

  3. Entity Framework 4.0 and the ObjectDataSource Control, Part 3: Sorting and Filtering

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows how to do sorting and filtering and how to handle master-detail scenarios.

  4. Handling Concurrency with the Entity Framework 4.0 in ASP.NET 4

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows options for handling concurrency in an ASP.NET application that uses the Entity Framework.

  5. Maximizing Performance with the Entity Framework 4.0 in ASP.NET 4

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows ways to improve the performance of an ASP.NET application that uses the Entity Framework and how to diagnose performance problems.

  6. What's New in the Entity Framework 4.0

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial reviews the most important new features in version 4 of the Entity Framework.

ASP.NET Web Forms Books

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Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald