Adding a lookup field to an existing table using Entity Framework code first migrations

As you build out a site using the code first approach, at some point you will most likely need to add an additional lookup field to a class. There are a couple of steps required above what’s automatically done for you by EF code first migrations to make things work happily. If you consider the … Read more

Using Data annotations with partial classes and LINQ to SQL

If you’re using LINQ to SQL as your data provider then you will need to add a few extra steps to utilise Data annotations with ASP.NET MVC. If you have created your own objects then you can append annotations such as [DisplayName(“This is the display name I want in the view”)] directly to the object … Read more