Friday, January 18, 2013

POCO entities in EF 5.0

A small tip.
how to separate the edmx from the entites so we can share the entites as POCO classes?

Create a project with your model and another empty class library project to contain your entities.

Step 1: Add to your 'entities' project a new EF 5.x DBContext Generator.

Step 2: In the template '' change the 'inputfile' parameter to point to the 'entities' project.

Step 3: Delte & from your 'edmx' project.

Step 4: Add a reference from the 'edmx' project to the 'entities' project (you can also delete the ef references from the entities project).

Your entities are now separated from the edmx.
Good Luck!