VFP Entity Framework 4 Provider

Tom Brothers pointed me to a new project he’s working on:  the successor to his LINQ for VFP work: an VFP entity framework 4.0 provider.  This means using the VFP OLEDB driver, you can easily access FoxPro data in VS 2010 Entity Framework solutions. The project is on Codeplex but the post noted here gives full details. Great job, Tom!

LINQ, Reserved Names and .Net

Here’s another good reason not to use reserved names. I’m working on a LINQ project with a series of tables that manage user roles. As a result, I have table names like Systems, Roles and Users. My trouble started when I would add the objects to the Designer, hit Save and then suddenly Visual Studio would say things like “System.Data.Linq.Mapping.DatabaseAttribute is not defined”or “System.Nullable is not defined” In short, stopping me dead in my tracks. Now that I look back, I don’t know why I didn’t see the reason earlier. When using the Object Relational Designer, Visual Studio wants to …

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