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EntityCommand.ExecuteReader Method (CommandBehavior)

Compiles the CommandText into a command tree and passes it to the underlying store provider for execution. Then builds an EntityDataReader out of the produced result set using the specified CommandBehavior.

Namespace:  System.Data.EntityClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public EntityDataReader ExecuteReader(
	CommandBehavior behavior


Type: System.Data.CommandBehavior
One of the CommandBehavior values.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.EntityClient.EntityDataReader
The EntityDataReader that contains the results.

SequentialAccess targets efficiency—it treats the incoming result set as a stream without caching. The reader moves only forward, and it implicitly moves forward when a value is read. Therefore, a value cannot be read more than once.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.