Aspx designer not updating

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And sure enough, when you go to Server Explorer and browse to the rows that should have been changed in the first run you can see that the data is unchanged.That's because, when you press F5, Visual Studio quietly copies your database from your project's root folder to the bin/Debug folder, and that's the version of the database that your code updates.For example, a custom tool might be a dataset code generator that reads in an XML Schema (.xsd) file and generates classes in a code file that programmatically exposes its tables and columns.There is a predefined list of custom tools available in the product; this property enables you to see which custom tool is applied to a file.

You might need to upgrade some 3rd part components as part of this process.

Context.tt” file: And that generated the correct object model: So anytime you find your EF model and/or class files out of sync with your database then you need to manually run the “Run Custom Tool” command on both the [Entities]file and the [Entities].

Custom tools are components that can be used to transform files from one type to another at design time.

NET Entity Framework.aspx) is an awesome way to quickly pull data into an app. The biggest beef I have with it is that the models can get out of sync with the database and saving the EDMX file and running the “Update Model from Database…” feature doesn’t work.

I’ve been building apps for a really long time and have used all the frameworks that have come out over the years. For example, let’s say I start with this model: And I add a new table to the DB called Foo: I then go back to my app and add my new table to the model using the “Update Model from Database…” feature: And it is added to the diagram: But the corresponding object model and CS file wasn’t generated: Up until today I would have recreated the EDMX file, which is a big pain.

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