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EdmFunctionAttribute Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the EdmFunctionAttribute class.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.DataClasses
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public EdmFunctionAttribute(
	string namespaceName,
	string functionName


Type: System.String

The namespace of the mapped-to function.

Type: System.String

The name of the mapped-to function.

An EdmFunctionAttribute links a common language runtime (CLR) method to another function. For example, the attribute can be used to map a CLR method to a function that is exposed by the storage provider, to a user-defined function in the database, or to a user-defined function in the conceptual model. Methods that have this attribute can be called from LINQ to Entities queries.

To use an EdmFunctionAttribute to map a CLR method to a function, the following must be true:

  • The return type of the CLR method must be compatible with the return type of the mapped-to function.

  • The argument types of the CLR method must be compatible with the argument types of the mapped-to function.

For information about compatible types, see Entity Data Model Types.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.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.

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