If you’ve read Appendix B and are interested in building an ADO.NET Entity Framework Entity Data Model (EDM) on top of a database for use with ADO.NET Data Services, this appendix provides a quick walkthrough of those steps.
The first step is to add a new item to your Visual Studio 2008 SP1 project. The Add New Item dialog box contains a template for an ADO.NET Data Model (see Figure C-1). Select this template to start the ADO.NET Entity Data Model Wizard (see Figure C-2).
The first page of the wizard asks whether you want to generate an EDM on top of a relational database or create an empty EDM that can be manually modeled and mapped to a data source. Select Generate from Database. On the next page, specify the connection string for the EDM generation, and whether you want the connection string saved into the project’s configuration file (see Figure C-3).
After you select the connection string, the wizard moves on to a type picker page, where you can select the entities from ...