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

Use the LINQ to SQL TableAttribute attribute to designate a class as an entity class associated with a database table.

To map a class to a database table

The following code establishes the Customer class as an entity class that is associated with the Customers database table.

<Table(Name:="Customers")> _
Public Class Customer
    ' ... 
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.

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