Entity Framework Data Providers

This section provides information on data providers that support the Entity Framework.

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EntityClient Provider for the Entity Framework
Describes the EntityClient data provider. This provider transforms queries against a data model into a canonical command tree. The command tree can then be consumed by a .NET Framework data provider for the Entity Framework.

SqlClient for the Entity Framework
Describes the .NET Framework data provider that supports the Entity Framework for use with a SQL Server database.

Entity Framework (SQL Server Compact)
Describes provider limitations and how to use the Entity Framework with a SQL Server Compact database.

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