Sunday, August 25, 2013

Running IIS Express in 64 bit mode

The following registry key will make IIS Express run in 64 bit mode.

reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\WebProjects /v Use64BitIISExpress /t REG_DWORD /d 1

reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0\WebProjects /v Use64BitIISExpress /t REG_DWORD /d 1

According to Microsoft this is not supported though. I found the info here.

Speeding up inserts using the Entity Framework - Part 2

Inserting large amounts of data using the entity framework can be very slow. The latest post in this serie can be found at
Speeding up inserts using Linq-To-Entities - Part 4

This post contains the code necessary when using EF 5 and POCO objects. It also differs from the previous examples in that it handles EF models where then POCO field names do not map exactly with table names. All you have to do is to extend your generated context class using this partial class. Naturally you have to change class name and namespace but other than that you should be fine.

    public partial class MyEntities
        public override int SaveChanges()
            var objectContext = ((IObjectContextAdapter)this).ObjectContext;
            objectContext.CommandTimeout = 5 * 60;

            return base.SaveChanges();

        public void BulkInsertAll<T>(T[] entities) where T : class
            var conn = (SqlConnection)Database.Connection;

            Type t = typeof(T);
            var objectContext = ((IObjectContextAdapter)this).ObjectContext;
            var workspace = objectContext.MetadataWorkspace;
            var mappings = GetMappings(workspace, objectContext.DefaultContainerName, typeof(T).Name);

            var tableName = GetTableName<T>();
            var bulkCopy = new SqlBulkCopy(conn) { DestinationTableName = tableName};

            // Foreign key relations show up as virtual declared 
            // properties and we want to ignore these.
            var properties = t.GetProperties().Where(p => !p.GetGetMethod().IsVirtual).ToArray();
            var table = new DataTable();
            foreach (var property in properties)
                Type propertyType = property.PropertyType;

                // Nullable properties need special treatment.
                if (propertyType.IsGenericType &&
                    propertyType.GetGenericTypeDefinition() == typeof(Nullable<>))
                    propertyType = Nullable.GetUnderlyingType(propertyType);

                // Since we cannot trust the CLR type properties to be in the same order as
                // the table columns we use the SqlBulkCopy column mappings.
                table.Columns.Add(new DataColumn(property.Name, propertyType));
                var clrPropertyName = property.Name;
                var tableColumnName = mappings[property.Name]; 
                bulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add(new SqlBulkCopyColumnMapping(clrPropertyName, tableColumnName));

            // Add all our entities to our data table
            foreach (var entity in entities)
                var e = entity;
                table.Rows.Add(properties.Select(property => GetPropertyValue(property.GetValue(e, null))).ToArray());

            // send it to the server for bulk execution


        private string GetTableName<T>() where T : class
            var dbSet = Set<T>();
            var sql = dbSet.ToString();
            var regex = new Regex(@"FROM (?<table>.*) AS");
            var match = regex.Match(sql);
            return match.Groups["table"].Value;

        private object GetPropertyValue(object o)
            if (o == null)
                return DBNull.Value;
            return o;

        private Dictionary<string, string> GetMappings(MetadataWorkspace workspace, string containerName, string entityName)
            var mappings = new Dictionary<string, string>();
            var storageMapping = workspace.GetItem<GlobalItem>(containerName, DataSpace.CSSpace);
            dynamic entitySetMaps = storageMapping.GetType().InvokeMember(
                BindingFlags.GetProperty | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance,
                null, storageMapping, null);

            foreach (var entitySetMap in entitySetMaps)
                var typeMappings = GetArrayList("TypeMappings", entitySetMap);
                dynamic typeMapping = typeMappings[0];
                dynamic types = GetArrayList("Types", typeMapping);

                if (types[0].Name == entityName)
                    var fragments = GetArrayList("MappingFragments", typeMapping);
                    var fragment = fragments[0];
                    var properties = GetArrayList("AllProperties", fragment);
                    foreach (var property in properties)
                        var edmProperty = GetProperty("EdmProperty", property);
                        var columnProperty = GetProperty("ColumnProperty", property);
                        mappings.Add(edmProperty.Name, columnProperty.Name);

            return mappings;

        private ArrayList GetArrayList(string property, object instance)
            var type = instance.GetType();
            var objects = (IEnumerable)type.InvokeMember(property, BindingFlags.GetProperty | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance, null, instance, null);
            var list = new ArrayList();
            foreach (var o in objects)
            return list;

        private dynamic GetProperty(string property, object instance)
            var type = instance.GetType();
            return type.InvokeMember(property, BindingFlags.GetProperty | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance, null, instance, null);