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Can I connect to the DB using DBContext in MVC3 by defining the ConnectionString in Web.config?
 
If possible can anyone provide me some links too?
Posted 7-Nov-12 1:14am
Edited 7-Nov-12 1:18am
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Solution 1

The short answer is yes. You can use Entity Framework in your controller actions methods:
 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/data/ee712907[^]
 
The view engine you use has no bearing on your data layer at all. It's one of the benefits of using MVC.
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hemantwithu at 7-Nov-12 6:27am
   
Thanks for replying.Can we do this with Code First?If yes ,What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of CF?
jim lahey at 7-Nov-12 6:29am
   
That looks like a separate question to me. Please don't ask questions in the comments section, they get overlooked. If you ask that as another question, others can find it there.

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