How do I update Telerik Open Access with new tables now that the visual designer no longer works with Visual Studio?

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  1. Dan
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    Jul 2011

    Posted 19 Jan 2017 Link to this post

    I've got an MVC project using Telerik Open Access. I need to add a new table to it. Since the project was created, Open Access has been deprecated and I've upgraded to Visual Studio 2015. To update the entities model, in the past I'd use the visual designer to refresh the code based on the changes in my SQL database. The visual designer doesn't work with VS 2015. So how do I add a new table?

    I found this link about converting to a fluent model, but the very first thing it says is to open the rlinq file in the visual designer, which I can't do because it doesn't exist in VS 2015.

    I thought I could just copy an existing .cs file, but copying doesn't work for those files in Visual Studio (CTRL-C doesn't work and there is no copy option if you right click it). I tried copying the .cs file in file explorer, but in Visual Studio the copied file doesn't appear under EntitiesModel.rlinq.

  2. Bernd
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    Posted 24 Jan 2017 in reply to Dan Link to this post

    Try to drag and drop the files in the project explorer.Or copy the in the file system and add the to your new project. If you have all the C# files needed, this should be it.Just as stated in your link.

    If you need to convert your rlinq file to ...MetaDataSource.cs, you need VS2013 with the DataAccess tools installed or you can use the devart Entity developer.

    After converting to the code only mapping this might help for future updates.
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