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EntityProviderFactory Class

Represents a set of methods for creating instances of a provider's implementation of the data source classes.

System.Object
  System.Data.Common.DbProviderFactory
    System.Data.EntityClient.EntityProviderFactory

Namespace:  System.Data.EntityClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public sealed class EntityProviderFactory : DbProviderFactory, 
	IServiceProvider

The EntityProviderFactory type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyCanCreateDataSourceEnumeratorSpecifies whether the specific DbProviderFactory supports the DbDataSourceEnumerator class. (Inherited from DbProviderFactory.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodCreateCommandReturns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the EntityCommand class. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreateCommand().)
Public methodCreateCommandBuilderThrows a NotSupportedException. This method is currently not supported. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreateCommandBuilder().)
Public methodCreateConnectionReturns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the EntityConnection class. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreateConnection().)
Public methodCreateConnectionStringBuilderReturns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the EntityConnectionStringBuilder class. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreateConnectionStringBuilder().)
Public methodCreateDataAdapterCreateDataAdapter is not supported in this version of the .NET Framework. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreateDataAdapter().)
Public methodCreateDataSourceEnumeratorReturns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the DbDataSourceEnumerator class. (Inherited from DbProviderFactory.)
Public methodCreateParameterReturns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the EntityParameter class. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreateParameter().)
Public methodCreatePermissionReturns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the provider's version of the CodeAccessPermission class. (Overrides DbProviderFactory.CreatePermission(PermissionState).)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberInstanceThis EntityProviderFactory instance.
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The EntityProviderFactory provides a common entry point to obtain System.Data.EntityClient classes.

For conceptual information about how to use EntityProviderFactory, see ADO.NET Entity Framework and DbProviderFactories.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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