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Released: Dec 19, 2009
Updated: Dec 19, 2009 by plblum
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1. The Inserting, Inserted, Updating, Updated, Deleting, and Deleted events have been replaced by DataChanging and DataChanged events. The original events supported the underlying ObjectDataSourceView class. That class did not pass through the Entity instance that is being added, updated, or deleted. The ObjectDataSourceView has been abandoned for the ExecuteInsert, ExecuteUpdate, and ExecuteDelete methods (as there was no way to just swap out their event calls). The new DataChanging and DataChanged events are called for Update, Insert, and Delete operations. Their argument parameters specify the operation in the Operation property and entity instance in the Entity property. DataChanging still lets you cancel the action through the Cancel property. DataChanged still reports an exception and lets you handle it with the Exception and ExceptionHandled properties.

2. The Update method can now specify two Entity instance parameters, one for the original value and the other for the changed value. If you elect to define two Entity parameters, you must add the new UpdateMethodRulesAttribute to the EntityDAO class. It instructs the EntityDAODataSource to call the UpdateMethod with two parameters. It defines the order of those parameters too.

3. The ConflictDetection property has been removed. It was a feature from the ObjectDataSource that was used by its ExecuteUpdate method. Now with the optional two parameter Update method, you can handle this in the business logic. ConflictDetection was a case of supplying business rules to the web form developer.

4. Many to many relationships are supported by the Entity Framework. The EFEntityDAO class (Data Access Object for Entity Framework) now supports a mechanism for the user interface layer to communicate its desired changes to a many to many relationship. See the EntityDAODataSource User's Guide for the section "UI supporting Many To Many Relationships".

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