System.Data.EntityClient Namespace

The System.Data.EntityClient namespace is the .NET Framework Data Provider for the Entity Framework.

Classes

EntityCommand

Represents a command for the conceptual layer.

EntityConnection

Contains a reference to a conceptual model and a data source connection. This class cannot be inherited.

EntityConnectionStringBuilder

Provides a simple way to create and manage the contents of connection strings used by the EntityClient.

EntityDataReader

Reads a forward-only stream of rows from a data source.

EntityParameter

Represents a parameter used in EntityCommand.

EntityParameterCollection

Represents a collection of parameters associated with a EntityCommand.

EntityProviderFactory

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

EntityTransaction

Specifies the transaction for an EntityCommand.

Remarks

The EntityClient provider uses storage-specific ADO.NET Data Provider classes and mapping metadata for interacting with entity data models. EntityClient translates operations performed on conceptual entities into operations performed on physical data sources. It translates result sets returned from physical data sources into conceptual entities.

Note

For more information about how to use this namespace in Entity Framework applications, see ADO.NET Entity Framework.