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.

public class customer
    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.

The LINQ to SQL Object Model
How to: Customize Entity Classes by Using the Code Editor