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EFDataSource Class

An Entity Framework data source.

Namespace:DevExpress.DataAccess.EntityFramework
Assembly:DevExpress.DataAccess.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

EFDataSource supports the following Entity Framework versions:

  • Entity Framework 5.0 and higher.
  • Entity Framework Core 1.0 and higher.

Note that the Entity Framework context class passed to an EFConnectionParameters.Source should be public.

Note

To connect to different database types using EFDataSource, you need to install a corresponding data provider. For instance, install the System.Data.SQLite.EF6 data provider to connect to an SQLite database using Entity Framework 6.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          DevExpress.DataAccess.DataComponentBase
             EFDataSource

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