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Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed by Alessandro Del Sole

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Entity Designer Tool Windows

When the EDM designer is active, you notice that some new tool windows appear in the IDE. The first one is the Mapping Details tool window, which shows how database objects are mapped to .NET types. Figure 27.6 shows the Mapping Details window.

Figure 27.6 The Mapping Details tool window.

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As you can see in Figure 27.6, on the left side of the Window, you can find the original SQL definition whereas on the right side of the window, you can find the .NET type utilized to map SQL types into the EDM. You can manually edit such mapping, but the suggestion is you leave unchanged what the IDE proposes by default unless you ...

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