This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

EntityCommand.ExecuteReader Method

Executes the command and returns a EntityDataReader.

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

public EntityDataReader ExecuteReader()

Return Value

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

If there is an error reading the first row of data returned by the EntityClient.EntityDataReader.Read method, an exception is thrown by the call to EntityCommand.ExecuteReader, not by EntityDataReader.Read.

Exceptions on subsequent rows will be thrown by EntityDataReader.Read.

.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.
Show: