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Select Data With Enums Via EDF Framework 5.0

Posted by Vijay Prativadi Articles | C# Language December 15, 2012
Today, in this article let’s play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in Entity Data Model Framework 5.0.
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Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in Entity Data Model Framework 5.0.
Question: What is select data using enums via EDM Framework 5.0?
In simple terms "It provides the flexibility to pull data using enums using the Entity Framework 5.0".
Step 1: Create a new web application:

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Step 2: Add a new ADO.NET entity data model, as in:

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Step 3: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx looks like this:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.cs" Inherits="EnumEFApp.WebForm1" %>


<!DOCTYPE html>

<html xmlns="">

<head id="Head1" runat="server">

    <style type="text/css">



            margin-top: 50px;






    <form id="form1" runat="server">





                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Select Data with Enums Types via Entity Framework 5.0"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Size="Large" Font-Names="Verdana" ForeColor="Maroon"></asp:Label>




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Select Data" Font-Names="Verdana" Width="213px"

                            BackColor="Orange" Font-Bold="True" OnClick="Button1_Click" />




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" CssClass="grid" BackColor="LightGoldenrodYellow"

                            BorderColor="Tan" BorderWidth="1px" CellPadding="2" ForeColor="Black" GridLines="None">

                            <AlternatingRowStyle BackColor="PaleGoldenrod" />

                            <FooterStyle BackColor="Tan" />

                            <HeaderStyle BackColor="Tan" Font-Bold="True" />

                            <PagerStyle BackColor="PaleGoldenrod" ForeColor="DarkSlateBlue" HorizontalAlign="Center" />

                            <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="DarkSlateBlue" ForeColor="GhostWhite" />

                            <sortedascendingcellstyle backcolor="#FAFAE7" />

                            <sortedascendingheaderstyle backcolor="#DAC09E" />

                            <sorteddescendingcellstyle backcolor="#E1DB9C" />

                            <sorteddescendingheaderstyle backcolor="#C2A47B" />





                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label3" runat="server" Font-Bold="true" Font-Size="Medium" Font-Names="Verdana"></asp:Label>









Step 4: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx.cs looks like this:

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace EnumEFApp


    public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page


        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)



        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


            var query = (from r in objEntities.Employee

                         where r.Location == LocationName.Nepal

                         select new


                                 FirstName = r.FirstName,

                                 LastName = r.LastName,

                                 Age = r.Age,

                                 Location = r.Location

                             }).ToList(); GridView1.DataSource = query; GridView1.DataBind();


        #region Instance

        MembersCompanyEntities2 objEntities = new CompanyEntities2();




Step 5: The output of the application looks like this:

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Step 6: The selected data output of the application looks like this:

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