I am learning the ins and outs of Entity Framework right now and being a practical learner I just wrote some simple examples of the kind of stuff that I'm looking at in C# and went through the classes in Visual Studio's Object Explorer ("tooltip").
This is however quite confusing at times and I was wondering if I can't just print out the stuff that I have and look at all of it at once.
I tried using Newtonsoft.Json but it tells me it can't deal with that kind of data because of "self referencing loops" and stuff, which I guess makes sense, considering the type of objects that I'm looking at .
Is there a way to enumerate the different kinds of ItemCollections (EdmItemCollection, ObjectItemCollection, etc), MetaDataWorkSpaces, and what else there is, and print them out? Or am I forced to go back to theoretical learning?
You should use a watch.
It allows you to look into the object structures while debugging.
It works better than the tooltip, and navigation is quite easy.