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

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 CustomerID As String
    ' ...
End Class

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.