This library provides an easy configuration parameters to create a database context for entity framework.
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Data Access Framework

Data Access Framework provides an easy configuration parameters to create a database context for entity framework.

Requirements

Configurations

In order to use Data Access Framework within your application, you should add the followings into your app.config or web.config.

configSections

Add the following <section> element into the <configSections> element.

<configSections>
  <section name="connectionSettings"
           type="DataAccessFramework.Configuration.ConnectionSettings, DataAccessFramework.Configuration"
           requirePermission="false" />
</configSections>

connectionSettings

Add the following <connectionSettings> element under the <configuration> element – the root element.

<connectionSettings>
  <connectionDetails>
    <clear />
    <add key="ApplicationDataContext"
         use="true"
         type="EntityFramework"
         dataContext="ApplicationDataContext"
         dataSource="(LocalDB)\v11.0"
         initialCatalog="ApplicationDatabase"
         persistSecurityInfo="true"
         integratedSecurity="true"
         multipleActiveResultSets="true"
         connectionTimeout="30"
         provider="System.Data.SqlClient" />
  </connectionDetails>
</connectionSettings>

Getting Started

Once configuration is complete like above, you can build your connection string and use it like:

var settings = ConfigurationManager.GetSection("connectionSettings") as ConnectionSettings;
var builder = new ConnectionBuilder(settings);
var connectionString = builder.GetConnectionString(key);

// For SQL Connection
using (var sqlConnection = builder.GetSqlConnection(key))
{
  ...
}

// For Entity Framework #1
using (var context = new ApplicationDataContext(connectionString))
{
  ...
}

// For Entity Framework #2
using (var sqlConnection = builder.GetSqlConnection(key))
using (var context = new ApplicationDataContext(sqlConnection))
{
  ...
}

License

Data Access Framework is released under MIT License.

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 aliencube.org

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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