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EntityCommand.ExecuteReader Method

Executes the command and returns a EntityDataReader.

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

Public Function ExecuteReader As EntityDataReader
Dim instance As EntityCommand 
Dim returnValue As EntityDataReader 

returnValue = instance.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.

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