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EntityProviderFactory Class

Represents a set of methods for creating instances of a provider's implementation of the data source classes.

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

public sealed class EntityProviderFactory : DbProviderFactory, 

The EntityProviderFactory provides a common entry point to obtain System.Data.EntityClient classes.

For conceptual information about how to use EntityProviderFactory, see ADO.NET Entity Framework and DbProviderFactories (ADO.NET).


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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