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How to: Customize Entity Classes by Using the Code Editor (LINQ to SQL)

Developers using Visual Studio can use the Object Relational Designer to create or customize their entity classes. Object Relational Designer (O/R Designer)
Object Relational Designer (O/R Designer)

You can also use the Visual Studio code editor to write your own mapping code or to customize code that has already been generated. For more information, see Attribute-Based Mapping (LINQ to SQL).

The topics in this section describe how to customize your object model.

How to: Specify Database Names (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use Name.

How to: Represent Tables as Classes (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use TableAttribute.

How to: Represent Columns as Class Members (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use ColumnAttribute.

How to: Represent Primary Keys (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use IsPrimaryKey.

How to: Map Database Relationships (LINQ to SQL)

Provides examples of using the AssociationAttribute attribute.

How to: Represent Columns as Database-Generated (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use IsDbGenerated.

How to: Represent Columns as Timestamp or Version Columns (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use IsVersion.

How to: Specify Database Data Types (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use DbType.

How to: Represent Computed Columns (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use Expression.

How to: Specify Private Storage Fields (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use Storage.

How to: Represent Columns as Allowing Null Values (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use CanBeNull.

How to: Map Inheritance Hierarchies (LINQ to SQL)

Describes the mappings required to specify an inheritance hierarchy.

How to: Specify Concurrency-Conflict Checking (LINQ to SQL)

Describes how to use UpdateCheck.

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