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How to: Represent Columns as Class Members

Use the LINQ to SQL ColumnAttribute attribute to associate a field or property with a database column.

To map a field or property to a database column

The following code maps the CustomerID field in the Customer class to the CustomerID column in the Customers database table.

[Table(Name="Customers")]
public class customer
{
    [Column(Name="CustomerID")]
    public string CustomerID;
    // ...
}

You do not have to specify the Name property if the name can be inferred. If you do not specify a name, the name is presumed to be the same name as that of the property or field.

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