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Model Browser Window (Entity Data Model Designer)

The Model Browser window is a Visual Studio tool window that is integrated with the ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer (Entity Designer). It provides a tree view of the conceptual and storage models that are defined in an .edmx file (for more information, see .edmx File Overview (Entity Framework)). The Model Browser groups information into two nodes.

The first node shows you the conceptual model. By expanding the child nodes, you can view all entity types and associations in the model.

The second node shows you the target database model. By expanding the child nodes, you can see what parts of the database tables, views, and stored procedures have been imported to the model.

The Model Browser enables you to do the following:

The Model Browser opens when the Entity Designer is opened. If the Model Browser is not visible, right-click the main design surface and select Model Browser.

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