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How to: Define a Method Instance

You must define at least one method instance for every method in your model.

Add a method instance by using the BDC Method Details window. When you add the method instance, Visual Studio adds a <MethodInstance> element to the XML of the model file in your project. For more information about the attributes of a <MethodInstance> element, see MethodInstance.

To define a method instance

  1. In the BDC Method Details window, expand the node of a method, and then expand the Instances node.

  2. In the Add a Method Instance drop-down list, click Create Finder Instance.

    A new method instance appears beneath the Instances node.

  3. On the View menu, click Properties Window.

  4. In the Properties window, set the properties of the method instance. For more information about each property, see MethodInstance.