Getting Started with the ADO.NET Entity Framework Part 2

You can now see the list of the files that have been generated:

You can validate the Payroll Entity Data Model that was just created, using the ValidateArtifacts option of the EdmGen command line tool as shown below:

EdmGen /mode:ValidateArtifacts /inssdl:Payroll.ssdl /inmsl:Payroll.msl /incsdl:Payroll.csdl

When you execute the above command, the output will be similar to what is shown in the following figure:

As you can see in the previous figure, there are no warnings or errors displayed. So, our Entity Data Model is perfect.

The section that follows discusses the new Entity Data Source control which was introduced as part of the Visual Studio.NET 2008 SP1 release.

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