c# delete - Deleting an item with entity framework

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I am trying to delete an object using Entity Framework and on all the tutorials on the internet I found that in order to do that you have to call the DeleteObject method on the context. I tried doing that but it seems I have no DeleteObject methods.

Here is my code:

public void DeleteBook(int bookId)
        Book book = (Book)bookContext.Books.Where(b => b.Id == bookId).First();

This is the error I get:

'DataAccess.Models.BooksEntities' does not contain a definition for 'DeleteObject' and no extension method 'DeleteObject' accepting a first argument of type 'DataAccess.Models.BooksEntities' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

What am I doing wrong?


The probable solutions of deleting the entity without retrieving it By Changing State

DbContext has methods called Entry and Entry, these methods get a DbEntityEntry for the given entity and provide access to the information about the entity and return a DbEntityEntry object able to perform the action on the entity. Now we can perform the delete operation on the context by just changing the entity state to EntityState.Deleted.

 using (Entities Context = new Entities())  
    Book  deptBook  = new Book  { Id  = bookId };  
    Context.Entry(deptBook).State = EntityState.Deleted;  

Are you using a DbContext or an ObjectContext? If you have a DbContext you need to use the Remove function:

public void DeleteBook(int bookId)
        Book book = (Book)bookContext.Books.Where(b => b.Id == bookId).First();

Once you go past 100% (or 125% with the "XP-style DPI scaling" checkbox ticked), Windows by default takes over the scaling of your UI. It does so by having your app render its output to a bitmap and drawing that bitmap to the screen. The rescaling of that bitmap makes the text inevitably look fuzzy. A feature called "DPI virtualization", it keeps old programs usable on high resolution monitors.

You have to explicitly let it know that you can handle higher DPI settings by adding the <dpiAware> element to your manifest. The MSDN page is here but it isn't complete since it is omitting the UAC settings. Project + Add New Item, pick "Application Manifest File". Edit the manifest text or copy/paste this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0" xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3" >
    <assemblyIdentity version="" name="MyApplication.app"/>
    <trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2">
            <requestedPrivileges xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
                <requestedExecutionLevel level="asInvoker" uiAccess="false" />
        <asmv3:windowsSettings xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">

You can also pinvoke SetProcessDPIAware() in your Main() method, necessary for example if you deploy with ClickOnce:

    static void Main() {
        if (Environment.OSVersion.Version.Major >= 6) SetProcessDPIAware();
        Application.Run(new Form1());             // Edit as needed

    private static extern bool SetProcessDPIAware();

UPDATE, this common need is finally a bit easier if you use VS2015 Update 1 or higher. The added manifest already has the relevant directive, just remove the comments.

Keyword for search so I can find this post back: dpiAware

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