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EntityDataSource Class

Represents an Entity Data Model (EDM) to data-bound controls in an ASP.NET application.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web.Entity (in System.Web.Entity.dll)

[ToolboxBitmapAttribute(typeof(EntityDataSource), "EntityDataSource.ico")]
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
[AspNetHostingPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Level = AspNetHostingPermissionLevel.Minimal)]
public class EntityDataSource : DataSourceControl, 
	IDynamicDataSource, IDataSource
<asp:EntityDataSource />

You can use the EntityDataSource control together with a data-bound control to retrieve data from an EDM and to display, edit, and sort data on a Web page by using little or no code. For more information, see EntityDataSource Web Server Control Overview.


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