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How to: Add a Custom Property

You can add custom properties to the model by using the Property Editor. You can access these properties in code to retrieve information such as connection strings and other data at run time.

To add a custom property

  1. In the BDC Explorer, choose the node that represents the model element to which you want to apply a custom property.

  2. On the menu bar, choose View, Properties Window.

  3. In the Properties window, choose the Custom Properties property, and then choose the ellipsis button (ASP.NET Mobile Designer ellipse).

    The Property Editor dialog box appears.

  4. In the text box in the Name column, specify the name of the property.

  5. For the Type field of the custom property, choose the appropriate data type.

  6. For the Value field of the custom property, specify a value, and then choose the OK button.

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