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Visual C# | LINQ with Entity Frameworks exercise | List world events using LINQ and EF, with most recent first
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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If you haven't already got one, create a Windows Forms project (using Visual C#, obviously) called wiseowl. Also if you haven't already done so, right-click in Solution Explorer and add an ADO.NET Entity Data Model. For simplicity, it's probably easiest to choose EF 5.0 and select all of the tables in the database:
|EF 6.0 would require you to add a NuGet package.||Tick all of the tables.|
A quick reminder before turning the page - the syntax of LINQ is as follows:
// create data context
var DataContextVariableName =
// simple LINQ statemnt
var IEnumerableVariableName = (
from AnotherVariableName in
// set this to be data source of data grid view
Create a new form called frmEventsList containing a datagridview, and use LINQ to set it so that when the form loads you see a list of events (with the most recent first):
What the form might show.
Test this works, then close all your Visual Studio windows.