C# – Mapping Enum Types to Entity Properties in the Entity Framework Designer

Enums have implicit numeric indicies.

public enum BallType{
  Baseball = 0,
  Basketball = 1,
  Football = 2
}

You can change the “seed”:
Implies 1, 2, 3

public enum BallType{
 Baseball = 1,
 Basketball,
 Football
}

The Entity Framework Designer maps enums to int data types.

In Entity Data Model Diagram(edmx)
– Right-click column
– Select convert to enum
– In the Add Enum Type dialog, either:
— Select reference external type, enter namespace + type, or…
— Enter Enum type name, enter Members and optional values

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