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Binding to Entity Framework Models

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The Data Grid control supports binding to EF data. The Entity Framework model keeps all data source tables presented as classes, within which properties, representing data fields, are declared. Thus, binding to EF data is similar to binding to data created at runtime.

The most convenient and fail-safe way to bind to Entity data is using the Data Source Configuration Wizard. You can also use Data Annotation Attributes before properties' declarations - the Data Grid will recognize these attributes and automatically adjust its columns, applying certain cell editors, display formats, masks, validation rules, etc.

The Fluent API Support simplifies the accessing and modifying existing columns, as well as creating new ones.

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