EDM Specifications

The entities and associations of the Entity Data Model (EDM) are specified in XML schemas using conceptual schema definition language (CSDL). This section describes the EDM specifications and XML syntax used to define entities and associations.

In This Section

The following topics provide information about the basic structure of the EDM.

  • Schemas (EDM)
    Describes the structure and semantics of the EDM schemas.
  • Entity Sets (EDM)
    Describes the constructs used for managing entity types and instances.
  • Helper Methods (EDM)
    Demonstrates how to implement partial class methods using entities and associations.

Taxonomy of EDM Types

Sample Applications (Entity Framework)

See Also

Other Resources

Getting Started (Entity Framework)
Programming Guide (Entity Framework)
Feature Reference (Entity Framework)