I am moving from VB.Net 2008 to VB.Net 2013 Community. I am also starting to learn EntityFramework 6.x to use as a DAL to reduce the amount of coding that I need to do for a DAL layer.
In my project when I work with data I use a class that loads two Forms (an Editor and a Catalog) The Catalog shows the data while the Editor is where I do the CRUD work.
The Class I use in the project loads both Forms (Editor/Catalog) with the View (Catalog) minimized. My question is can I basically replace the dataset functionality with EF references that are created in the Class? This way I can reference the Entity from both the Editor and the Catalog. When I close the Class (Forms) then the variables are cleared.