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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1