Choose Model Contents Dialog Box

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The Choose Model Contents dialog box is the part of the Entity Data Model Wizard that enables you to specify the contents of your .edmx file. You can create an empty model or generate the model from an existing database. For more information, see How to: Create a New .edmx File and How to: Generate a Database from a Conceptual Model.

The following table describes the user-interface elements in the Choose Model Contents dialog box.

Element Description

Empty model

Creates an empty model. You can use the Designer to create a conceptual model, then generate a database that supports the model.

Generate from database

Creates an .edmx file from a selected database. The wizard helps you select the data source, database, tables, views, and stored procedures to include in the .edmx file.

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