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EdmEntityTypeAttribute Class

Attribute that indicates that the class represents an entity type.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.DataClasses
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class EdmEntityTypeAttribute : EdmTypeAttribute

The EdmEntityTypeAttribute links a class to an entity type in the EDM.

This attribute is applied to classes that represent entity types.

When using custom data classes with an Entity Data Model (EDM), you must manually apply attributes. For more information, see Object-Entity Mapping Attributes (Entity Framework).


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