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Insert Data - POCO Template

Posted by Vijay Prativadi Articles | Articles C# February 12, 2013
This article demonstrates an interesting and very useful concept in Entity Framework.
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Introduction

This article demonstrates an interesting and very useful concept in Entity Framework.

Question: What POCO Template?

In simple terms "It enables to generation of code with a template based upon an Entity".

Step 1: Create a new web application

Output1.jpg

Step 2: Adding a new Entity Data Model Framework

OutputEDF.jpg

Step 3: Select POCO Template

POCO Pic.jpg



Step 4: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx is as in the following:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.cs" Inherits="InsertDataPOCOTemplateApp.WebForm1" %>

 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head id="Head1" runat="server">

    <title></title>

</head>

<body>

    <form id="form1" runat="server">

    <div>

        <center>

            <table>

                <tr>

                    <td>

                        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="POCO Template - Insert Data" Font-Bold="true"></asp:Label>

                    </td>

                </tr>

            </table>

            <br />

            <br />

            <table>

                <tr>

                    <td>

                        <asp:Label ID="Label2" runat="server" Text="Please Enter FirstName: " ForeColor="Brown"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Italic="true"></asp:Label>

                    </td>

                    <td>

                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>

                    </td>

                </tr>

                <tr>

                    <td>

                        <asp:Label ID="Label3" runat="server" Text="Please Enter LastName: " ForeColor="Brown"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Italic="true"></asp:Label>

                    </td>

                    <td>

                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox2" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>

                    </td>

                </tr>

                <tr>

                    <td>

                        <asp:Label ID="Label4" runat="server" Text="Please Enter Age: " ForeColor="Brown"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Italic="true"></asp:Label>

                    </td>

                    <td>

                        <asp:TextBox ID="TextBox3" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>

                    </td>

                </tr>

                <tr>

                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Insert Data" OnClick="Button1_Click"

                            BackColor="Orange" Font-Bold="true" /><br />

                        <br />

                    </td>

                </tr>

            </table>

            <br />

            <br />

            <table>

                <tr>

                    <td colspan="3">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label5" runat="server" Font-Bold="true"></asp:Label>

                    </td>

                </tr>

            </table>

        </center>

    </div>

    </form>

</body>

</html>

Step 5: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx.cs is as in the following:
 

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;namespace InsertDataPOCOTemplateApp

{

    public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page

    {

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

        }

        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(TextBox1.Text) || string.IsNullOrEmpty(TextBox2.Text) || string.IsNullOrEmpty(TextBox3.Text))

            {

                Label5.Text = "Please Enter Some Values";

                Label5.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;

            }

            else

            {

                objEmployee.FirstName = TextBox1.Text;

                objEmployee.LastName = TextBox2.Text;

                objEmployee.Age = int.Parse(TextBox3.Text);

                objEntities.tblEmployee.AddObject(objEmployee);

                objEntities.SaveChanges();

                Label5.Text = "Data Inserted Successfully";

                Label5.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;

                TextBox1.Text = string.Empty;

                TextBox2.Text = string.Empty;

                TextBox3.Text = string.Empty;

            }

        }

        #region Instance MembersCompanyEntities objEntities = new CompanyEntities();

        tblEmployee objEmployee = new tblEmployee();

        #endregion

    }

}

Step 6: The output of the application is as in the following:

Output2.png



Step 7: The inserted data output of the application is as in the following:



Output3.png

I hope this article was useful for you.

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