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The basics of using Entity Framework to display and edit data in an ASP.NET Web Forms application.

  1. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial introduces the Contoso University application that you will build and walks you through creating the sample database.

  2. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 2

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial introduces the EntityDataSource control and shows you how to use various Web Forms controls (GridView, DetailsView) to work with the data.

  3. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 3

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial covers how to filter, order, and group data.

  4. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 4

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows you how to work with related data.

  5. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 5

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial continues the discussion of working with related data, including many-to-many relationships.

  6. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 6

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows you how to implement table-per-hierarchy inheritance in the Entity Framework in order to make it easier to work with related classes.

  7. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 7

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows you how to use stored procedures with the Entity Framework for more control over database access.

  8. Getting Started with Entity Framework 4.0 Database First - Part 8

    By Tom Dykstra|

    This tutorial shows you how to add Dynamic Data functionality to the application to get automatic formatting and validation.

ASP.NET Web Forms Books

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

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