Creating External Content Types and External Lists Through Visual Studio
You can also define external content types and external lists through Visual Studio. As you will see Visual Studio provides you complete control over your BCS entities.
Try It Yourself: Create an External Content Type and List in Visual Studio
Now try creating an external content type and list through Visual Studio 2010. Get data from the ContactType table in the AdventureWorks database. Follow these steps to create an external content type and external list in Visual Studio.
1. Create a new empty SharePoint Project named as BCSDemo.
2. In the next screen select the Deploy as a Farm Solution option and enter the appropriate site URL.
3. Add a new Item of type Business Data ...
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