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A Beginner's Tutorial on Performing Validations in Entity Framework using Partial Methods

, 6 Oct 2012 CPOL
This article talks about performing validations while using Entity framework. We will see how the Entities facilitate validations using partial methods.
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    <AssemblyName>DataAccessLayer</AssemblyName>
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    <Reference Include="System" />
    <Reference Include="System.Core" />
    <Reference Include="System.Data.Entity" />
    <Reference Include="System.Runtime.Serialization" />
    <Reference Include="System.Security" />
    <Reference Include="System.Xml.Linq" />
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    <Reference Include="Microsoft.CSharp" />
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    <EntityDeploy Include="MotorBikeShopEntities.edmx">
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Rahul Rajat Singh
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I Started my Programming career with C++. Later got a chance to develop Windows Form applications using C#. Currently using C#, ASP.NET & ASP.NET MVC to create Information Systems, e-commerce/e-governance Portals and Data driven websites.

My interests involves Programming, Website development and Learning/Teaching subjects related to Computer Science/Information Systems. IMO, C# is the best programming language and I love working with C# and other Microsoft Technologies.
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  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
 
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