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Entity Model Designer

Create entity model designer to model first entities in Entity Framework like designer. Also add feature to import existing database schema into designer.

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    Peter ŠulekPeter Šulek shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • DmitryDmitry commented  · 

        Implemeting UI Designer tool will deface 'code first' idea at all. Particulary knowing your approach to peoples.

      • SevernSevern commented  · 

        Two-way approach:
        It would be great to have 2 possibilities:
        - Convert diagram to C# code
        - Convert C# code to diagram
        In this case we get a great instrument for analyst and programmer co-working.
        Analyst can any time get a up-to-date model as diagram; programmer can get code from diagram.
        A complex thing can be generation code in case when there are code modifications made by programmer after code-generation from model.

      • SevernSevern commented  · 

        Alias Names:
        It would be suitable to have not only Name for every Type/Property, but also Alias - readable name.
        Alias may be Russian (national) name, it may be formulated in several words.
        Diagrams should can show 3 variants: Names, Aliases, Both.

      • Peter ŠulekPeter Šulek commented  · 

        Work is already started by 3rd party solution - DataObjects.Net Entity Model Designer ( http://doemd.codeplex.com )
        Here you can download alpha version of tool and also add feature requests to the tool you want.

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